Huckleberry Finn Morality

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The classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, is filled with problems about religion, alcoholism, education, and most importantly what is morally right and wrong. All throughout this best selling novel, religion is a very strong theme because Huck is trying find what is ethically right and wrong and to get his moral compass facing the right direction. Not only that but he is also faced with the problem of being the son of the town drunk, and all his childhood he has been beat countless times and at one point pap even makes Huck give him the money he had acquired to go buy alcohol so he could get drunk. In hopes of helping Huck have a better childhood, the widow Douglas has adopted him and is trying to civilize…show more content…
The way that Mark Twain tells us whether or not he likes the region and people he is writing about is how harshly he talks about it. Twain Mark doesn't say any of it lightly, it is very dark but at the same time he does use humor to describe some of the darkest things so that it doesn't seem so depressing the reader but yet they can still get how hard that time period was. An example of this is how even though he makes a point that slaves were treated very harshly, in this case he made it so that the slaves were more house slaves than plantation slaves making it a little less intense and gruesome during the novel.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is plenty of themes that you can take out of it and even learn about some of our American past by learning about the slaves and how there were treated and how they were considered property and not people until they were free. Overall, this was a very good read over the summer and it really kept me attached the entire time because of all the adventures and intense yet emotional parts throughout this best selling
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