Huckleberry Finn Dialectical Journal

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The scene that I relate to in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is when Huck is trying to get away from the Duke and the King. The quote that I found for this part in the book was when huck was talking to Mary Jane and he said “ It’s a rough gang, them two frauds, I’m fixed so I got to travel with them a while longer...”(187). This quote shows that Huck has figured out that the Duke and King are not good people and that he knows that he will still be with them for a little while longer. Huck realizes that the two men are up to no good and he wants to be as far from them as he can. In this part of the book, Huck Finn is also trying to make sure that Mary Jane and her family get the money that they deserve. This scene relates to my life when …show more content…

By the end of the book, I think that Huck has changed a lot. He has learned things that the widow or his dad or even Tom Sawyer couldn’t teach him. Huck has also become a much nicer and more independent person. A big part about Huck that changed is that he realizes that African Americans and slaves are not at all different from anyone else. Huck even makes good friends with Jim which would have been completely unheard of back in his home town. By the end of the book, he had started to realize that he really did care about Jim. Huck is writing Miss Watson a letter towards the end of the book talking about where Jim is and how she can get him back. After writing the letter, Huck starts to think about the good times he had with Jim and says that “...somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places for me to harden against him, but only the other kind.”(213). This was the most powerful part in the book for me because after thinking of all the good that Jim has brought him, he tears up the paper and says “All right, then, I’ll go to hell”(214). In Huck’s mind, he had the choice to send the letter and go to heaven or to try to save Jim and go to Hell for doing the wrong thing as far as the widow taught him. When Huck tore the letter up, it symbolized Huck leaving behind his old self and showing that he cares enough about Jim to go to Hell. He strayed away from what his father would have wanted, he probably strayed away from what the widow wanted, but I think that by the end of the book, Huck Finn is happy because he did what he wanted, and helped his new friend in the

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