Huckleberry Finn Conflict Between Nature

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As he steps off of the plane and back to safety, he finally realises something is off. In the few years he had been stuck on that island, it seems as if everything has evolved. He will have to change to fit the new society. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is a surprisingly basic conflict underlying this whole book. That conflict is between nature and civilization. Everyone in this book, most importantly Huckleberry, struggles and adapts to nature, whether it 's before, during or after Huck’s capture by his father. Before Huckleberry is kidnapped by his father, he lives a somewhat enjoyable life with the Widow Douglas. Having the chance to explore the world around him with his friends at his leisure was something…show more content…
The river that he first started out on because his only hope. The river was leading him and Jim to their hopeful freedom in the north. They made a raft that they traverse the rough waters with. Along their voyage, they stumble along people such as the Duke, the Shepherdsons and others. These people would end up dragging them into long, complex situations that neither of them would want to be part of in the first place. There is a easy to see the difference between these people and Huck. Huck, as times goes on, seems to be more accepting of people of Jim’s color, whereas people that live in the city do not see Jim as Huck does and treat him unfairly. Huck, as well as his new perspective on everyone, gains a new sense of self. He ends up not relying on the Widow or his Father, rather on his newly developing skills for food and overall survival. Huck additionally gains a new sense of right. As the Duke and King are conning their way through cities and towns, they gather up a large sum of stolen money. Huck does not approve of this. Huck, upon seeing this, takes it into his own hands to return the money. Before he was kidnapped by his father, he would have never have done this because of the quote-on-quote gang he was in at the time. So, by attempting to return the money, Huck shows that this adventure has changed Huck in a largely positive way. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck has a quite a noticeable change in his ways throughout this whole book. A majority of these changes are caused by Huck’s disconnection from the real world and an entrance into nature. A large sum of these changes and the effects of nature can be seen before, during and after Huck’s capture by this
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