Kindness In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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“Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” (Mark Twain). Mark Twain explains in this quote that kindness is given by few, but known to all. Kindness is a human instinct and society’s rule. Human instincts create and redefine the rules of society, but the rules of society keep human instincts sharp and true. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Mark touches on how the world can change and create new boundaries for life as it is. In a split second life can change and life will change. How people handle this change is what creates society and human instincts. Huck has to decide to trust his instincts, speak the truth, and be a good friend to Jim.
As Huck travels down the river with Jim, he struggles
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Jim is a good friend to Huck because he protects Huck from seeing his dead father in the cabin (Twain 52). Jim proves his friendship early in their journey, but it takes Huck a bit longer. Huck eventually proves his friendship to Jim by ripping up a letter that he was going to send to Miss Watson. The letter would explain that Jim was innocent of Huck’s “death” and where he would be going (Twain 220). Huck proves his friendship to Jim with this small, but the very courageous action of not sending the letter and ripping it up instead. In some ways, the letter is a symbol of friendship and loyalty between Huck and Jim.
Huck is learning to follow his instincts, telling the truth, and being a great friend to Jim. This essay won’t feed the world the usual silliness, so instead here is something different. Everything that has happened in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a lesson from the past for the present, and future. Everything happens for a reason, whether it is human instinct or society’s law. Huck Finn was at a young age when he learned more about the world than most adults did. Huck figured out that the world won't feed the people what they want, they have to strive for
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