This is an analysis of the main character, Huck in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He is a boy. He is adopted widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. He has a father who is a very drunk and often attaches his body every time that his father encounters him. He is a bright, cheerful Kid, intelligent, a good astuteness, humourist, trickster and what is important is he love the adventure. He likes to live an ordinary life, but this reason who his adventures and journeys, he becomes a child with a problem. Whenever he encounters problems, he will use his clever ideas to solve the problem. By the way, he shot a wild pig and take a pig to the hovel. Then he spread the pig 's blood on the ground and also put his hair on the axe to convince people
He goes from playing a trick on Jim which hurts him physically, to saving his life, and in doing so himself so he doesn’t get in trouble for helping an escaped slave, and then finally he plays another prank on Jim, which almost ruins his friendship with Jim. Through his constant compassion and love for Jim he goes against what convention sees as wrong and apologizes to Jim. However, he does it with a lot of hesitation and embarrassment. This shows that Huck’s compassion for Jim grew but didn’t change his morality and character at all. This is because he had compassion for Jim in the beginning of the novel and all it did was grow but it still didn’t affect the way he felt about his actions he was doing towards Jim. Throughout the novel Huck finds Jim’s pain to be funny and wants to mess with him. Therefore, Huckleberry Finn is not a bildungsroman novel but in fact the opposite. Huck never morally changes or becomes a more mature character that does what he wants to do. Instead he stays as the same person but leaves the place in which he doesn’t meld with. He flees to a place of nature and not yet convention to get away from the battle that is inside of him: whether he should do what he feels is right or do what he is told by the other people in his life. He still doesn’t know what he should do so therefore, he hasn’t evolved throughout the
Huck experiences things normal people have never experienced, this allows him to embrace the people around him and mature as a person. Growing up he was taught to turn in people like Jim, he questions this belief and is once close of doing so. Then he realizes what good would it do
Throughout the story, Mark Twain uses Huck to suggest that “natural life” is more desirable. The entire plot of this novel revolves around Huck and Jim floating down the Mississippi River on a raft and going on adventures each time they come to shore. However, as the story goes on, the reader realizes that when Huck and Jim get off the raft, they constantly meeting criminals and other bad people. Life on the raft is as peaceful as it gets, but when Huck is ashore, he meets slimy people, including the Duke and the King, some of the people involved in the feud, and Colonel Sherburn and Boggs. Huckleberry Finn and Jim also witness some extreme violence, including tarring, feathering, lynching, theft, murder, and quite simply, a lot of death. For example, even the gentle Mary Jane says that the Duke and the King should be “tarred and feathered.” (Twain 190) The fact that Huck sees so much death when he visits civilization goes right back to Twain’s obvious suggestion throughout the story that society is corrupt and unprincipled, and that Huck’s life on the raft is far more attractive. The next example of Huckleberry Finn enjoying the natural life occurs when he is taken away by his father. While he is living with his father he comes to enjoy the uncivilized life more than the way he lived with the Widow, despite the fact that his Pap is an
Starting from a young age, everyone loves to go on adventures and have fun, just like Huck Finn. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Missouri, he is a white 12 year old boy and the son of a drunken father. In the beginning of the book, Huck is seen as a little innocent boy. Until he enters the world with his friend, Tom Sawyer, as they go on adventures, which creates problems and controversy through the history of the North and South, civilization, and racism and slavery. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck has many controversial experiences that are still a problem in today’s society, which is why we should keep teaching the book in school.
Trust: The firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Jim is an ordinary slave who bases his values on trust. Throughout the novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, Jim develops to be a noble character. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn begins in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, this is also where Jim is a slave to Miss Watson. Jim is a father and husband who is just searching for ways to improve his family’s lives. His journey to freedom consists of meeting new people, discovering other communities, and gaining an inseparable bond with Huckleberry Finn. While he is developing as a character, Jim’s portrayal differs throughout the novel. He also gains a “new son”, Huck, and is
Throughout the rest of Huck 's journey he continues to meet people along the way that believe themselves to be good civilized people but they all contradict that in some way. The Grangerford 's are in a murdering feud with another family, the Phelps own slaves and are trying to get a reward for Jim, the townspeople that feather and tar the Duke and King without a trial, the execution of Boggs, even the Widow tells Huck not to smoke but takes snuff herself. Huck spends a large amount of time in the book pondering over how to be good and do the right things, and at the end of the book when he decides to go West and leave it all behind he has finally realized that he 's not the one that 's bad, society is. Huck heads back out into the world not for more adventure, but to get away from
trying to run away from all of his problems and in the process runs into an escaped slave, Jim. Instead of turning Jim in, Huck helps him on his journey to the north. During the book Huck grows from a immature boy to a more respectable young man. Huck begins to see how different people can be. Throughout the story Huck grows as a character and that is because of the people he meets along the way. The portrayal of adults in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to help Huck to grow as a more mature and respectful person. Twain uses the King and the Duke, Jim, and Huck’s own father to help Huck develop as a more mature adult.
Mark Twain emphasizes the theme that a person's morals are more powerful than the corrupt influence of society in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Based on how Huck Finn views the world and forms his opinions, he does not know the difference between right and wrong. In the novel, Huck escapes civilized society. He encounters a runaway slave, Jim, and together they travel hopes of freedom. But along the way, Huck and Jim come across troubles that have Huck questioning his motives. Throughout their journey, Huck is aware that Jim has escaped but does not know whether or not to turn him into the authorities. Huck’s mentality about society matures and he realizes his need to protect Jim from dangers. As the novel progresses, Huck begins to realize the flaws in society. Huck ultimately chooses to follow his own
Huckleberry Finn is a story about a rambunctious young boy who adventures off down the Mississippi River. “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain demonstrates a situation where a Huck tries to find the balance between what is right and what is wrong. Huck faces many challenges in which his maturity will play a part in making the correct decision for himself and his friend Jim. Huck becomes more mature by the end of the novel by showing that he can make the correct decisions to lead Jim to the freedom he deserves. One major factor where Huck matures throughout the novel is through his experience. In the beginning of the novel, Huck receives spelling lessons and continues to look for ways to improve his behavior. After meeting up with Tom Sawyer, he
How does Huck change? In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck's actions change throughout the book. Not following his conscience, alters Huck's actions. By not following his conscience, he alters his actions when he starts telling the truth, views the world differently, and helps Jim escape. This leads to his actions changing because of all his new experiences and maturing on the way.
The old saying goes, “People can’t change,” but we can, just like Huckleberry Finn changes. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn is a young boy with a big imagination. He loves adventures, and playing tricks, but throughout the book, he starts to change. Huck changes in several ways; he sees African-Americans differently, he starts to believe in superstition, and he also changes the way he acts toward people.
Society has many effects on people, and of course, it could perhaps be a negative or positive effect toward humankind. The negatives of society as a whole were surely exposed through the eyes of uneducated, immature, Huckleberry Finn. Furthermore, Huck is faced with many struggles throughout the novel, including Miss Watson urging him to become so called “sivilized” (Twain 37), being abused by his filthy, drunk father, Pap, and most of all keeping himself and Jim, the slave, safe from the dangers they encounter. Huck learns many valuable lessons throughout his journey, and changes from an inexperienced boy to a knowledgeable young adult. In addition, Huck rebels against the accepted answers of
Individuals often say that the right way may not necessarily be the popular way, but standing up for the right thing, despite it being frowned upon, will be the true test of one’s moral character. This relates to the moral growth that Huck Finn experiences throughout his journey. Mark Twain’s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, can be said to be a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. Huck’s moral development can be said to be based primarily on those around him, especially Jim. Many instances also influence Huck’s morals, particularly during the raft journey that will change his beliefs and morals. Although there are numerous instances where Huck’s moral growth can be seen, the individuals around such as Jim, will influence his moral growth greatly.
Progressively, Huck is viewed as naive and immature during the early stages of his development. His juvenescence and innocence substantiate the potential for growth, which is shown to the reader by Huck’s