Importance Of Friendship In Huckleberry Finn

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Importance of Friendship in Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain uses The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to show the power of friendship overcoming mankind’s most terrible flaws, especially in the time period of the novel. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place in St. Petersburg, Missouri, during the mid 1800’s. Huckleberry Finn is a young boy who is helping a runaway slave, Jim, get to the free states. Throughout the novel, the readers are shown that friendship and realism plays a big role in Huck’s personality, the readers know this by the way Huck treats Jim even though he is a runaway slave. Mark Twain is telling a coming of age story in which Huck Finn realizes the importance of friendship and loyalty throughout their journey down the Mississippi…show more content…
Twain writes, "Old man," said the young one, "I reckon we might double-team it together; what do you think?”(Twain 132). The King and the Duke were two con men who would team up, and they would cheat gullible people for their money and land. They would put ideas together to think as one, and they would pretend to be people they are not, to get money. The Duke and the King finally got caught for stealing money and property from innocent people, and the two con men got what they deserved. In the novel, Twain writes,” ...as they went by I see they had the King and the Duke astraddle of a rail--that is, I knowed it was the King and the Duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human--just looked like a couple monstrous big soldier-plumes”(Twain 242). Mark Twain reveals that Huck feels bad for the Duke and the King, but Huck knew that he didn’t do anything wrong. In the novel, Huck explains that he does not feel like he did anything right or wrong because they were too late. Huck felt like he had been humbled and he felt like he was to blame, though he did not do any

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