Mob Mentality In Huck Finn

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Mark Twain, once and forever will be a famous American writer. Twain has written many books that are highly valued all over the world, but one the twain is really known for; the publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novel tells a story of a young teenage boy of the name Huck Finn with a father who was a extreme alcoholic. Huck did not want anything to do with his father Pap, therefore he decides to fake his death and runaway. In the mist of running he stumbles upon a runaway slave, Jim who happened to be from the very farm he came from. Despite what his head is telling him, Huck decides not to turn him in and goes against society. As the two travel along the Mississippi river, Huck learns a lot about and begins to realize …show more content…

Unable to use oneself instinct and instead following what someone else does is a clear example in life and fits perfectly with the story line. “Take up a collection for him, take up a collection.” (Twain 128) as somebody sang out and everybody wrongly accepted that statement, not taking any time to think about the true meaning. The king took full advantage of the townspeople gullibility, telling a story, making people believe that he actually is a pirate and ends up getting the priest to aid him in finding a path to God. Therefore, since nobody took the decency to dissect this absurdity in the speech given by the King and ultimately got away with a mince amount of stolen money. Someone from the mob of people yelled out “Sherburn ought to be lynched”(Twain 140). With no time to waste the whole crowd was repeating this statement. When the sheriff of the town got up on the roof of building and shot his gun in the air, the crowd immediately dispersed like cockroaches in light. The “mob” mentality plays a huge factor in the trickery business. However, at the same time, it is also a big issue in the novel. Huck is gives it his all to fight the urge and avoid the mob mentality and trusts his gut to go with his instincts, which later on proved to be for the greater good later on in the

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