Huckleberry Finn Conflict Analysis

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Throughout the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author, Mark Twain, emphasizes conflict among the characters to make a point about different topics in the novel.
Twain focuses on how the conflict is develop and settle to demarcate the distinctions among the characters. It is written from the perspective of a young boy named, Huckleberry Finn, who gives insight to all of his adventures and conflicts. The disputes are arranged in a manner that gives intuition to the different perspectives of the characters and how effective their argument are.
For instance in the introduction of the book when Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began to form a gang, “Tom Sawyer’s Gang”, a dispute arose between two characters when debating over the
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Twain focuses on how the conflict is develop and settle to demarcate the distinctions among the characters. It is written from the perspective of a young boy named, Huckleberry Finn, who gives insight to all of his adventures and conflicts. The disputes are arranged in a manner that gives intuition to the different perspectives of the characters and how effective their argument are.
For instance in the introduction of the book when Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began to form a gang, “Tom Sawyer’s Gang”, a dispute arose between two characters when debating over the line of business. Tom Sawyer suggested that the boys should lure their victims into the cave in the woods and let them ransomed; however, Ben Rogers stated that if they didn’t know what was ransomed how could they do it. Considering that the time period of the book was around the pre- civil war and most characters were uneducated, the argument is based on the little knowledge that the characters have and their wisdom over a particular subject. In this argument Tom is being more rational because he is trying to convince the boys of his statements through experience and knowledge to support his conclusion, while Ben assumed the premise to accept the conclusion. This basically means that he went in circles or beg the question, Ben raised a point that had not been dealt with and failed to make a strong conclusion against Tom sawyer’s explanations. Both characters appeal to Ethos, pathos and logos to try to justify their
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