Huckleberry Finn Nature Vs Civilization Analysis

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Introduction Paragraph Nature is a big theme in Huckleberry Finn. Nature versus civilization is one of the biggest, most important conflicts in the book and Huck realizes that nature plays a big part in his life. Civilization is evil and nature is great. Society and civilization is atrocious for Huck. He has his own mindset on how everything should be done. He wants everything to go the way that he planned, nor does he want to follow the rules and regulations of civilization. He is a very down to earth type of person, he doesn’t want to be told how to do anything, he realizes this very quickly when he starts to live with Widow Douglas. She has an infinite amount of rules for living in her house, and Huck gets an example of that when he says “Widow Douglas took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me, but it was rough living in the same house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the Widow Douglas was in all her ways, and so when I couldn’t take it anymore I lit out.” pg. 23 This shows that Huck can’t stand it for very long to be under someone’s roof with rules that keep him in line. Civilization seems boring and unnecessary to him. He dislikes it so much, throughout his adventure he has to lie his way through every situation he gets into. When he had to lie about being a girl so he could get the news in the town and he talked to the lady in the quiet house…show more content…
Civilization couldn’t survive without nature, and nature couldn’t survive without civilization. They hold each other up in the world. People must have contact with society, even if it’s just a tiny bit. People must also have a connection with nature. It’s like yin and yang. People with too much nature will develop to be lonely and people with too much society won't develop as much freedom and prosperity. Twain was trying to explain how people have different morals and too much of one environment can change you as a
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