Huckleberry Finn Influence On American Culture

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In the book The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, By Mark Twain, Its no surprise that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has changed how Americans view American History, Culture, and Morals from the creation of this book. The books effects were felt from coast to coast and its creations has shaped our nation as no other has ever done before Mark Twain. For that reason its no surprise that this book is said to be one of America’s first classic novel. The novel written after the Civil war in the 1940's describes the issues of the Nation divided and slavery that was occurring during these times. In the story Mark Twain depicts a slave moving toward his goal of freedom, and a boys who escape from general society in his small town. Twain uses Freedom …show more content…

Huck seems to be stuck in a town where he doesn’t belong and where he doesn’t really want to be nor fit in really with the rest of society. While stuck in his boring town Huckleberry isn’t the person he wants to be. He seems to be escaping reach of society in a way. In the beginning of the story Huck says he needed to leave and get away its not only controlled by the people around him but the inner struggle of himself. Due to the fact that he has an abusive and not the less caring father towards Huck, Lets not forget him trying to take the money Huck has found and use it for himself"I hain't got no money. It's a lie. Judge Thatcher's got it. You git it. I want it. I hain't got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he'll tell you the same." …show more content…

In the beginning of the story you find out that Jim is a slave that is owned by Widow Douglas sister, Miss Watson. Throughout the story you can tell a bond is formed between two characters and will be one that’s unforgettable for sure. For example The river is a major event for both people as it not only represent freedom for Huckleberry, But more importantly freedom for a slave during the time, Jim. The river was taking Huck a abused child and Jim a slave for so long to hopefully freedom in a state of Ohio, But the river ends up meaning something else Hardships and eye opening experiences for both characters. For example “So in two seconds away we went a-sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river, and nobody to bother us” Tells the reader of how much both characters are thankful for the outcome and how much relief it has brought them to know that life would be getting better for once in both of there lives. For example once on the river Huck and Jim both see a life past all the rules of society especially for Jim who has lived of life of control. And Huck who has lived a life of regret and remorse for himself, but there new lives on the big open river gives them both a new slate to start life on, and that a life they could get used too, During the ride on the raft Jim becomes a father figure towards Huck and cares

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