The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn's Journey From Boyhood To Manhood

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Huckleberry Finn 's journey is far more than a journey up the Mississippi - it is a journey from boyhood to adulthood. How did the decisions he had to make during the journey help him to mature, and what were the two or three most important lessons he learned during the journey? In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we watch Huck grow from boyhood to manhood. He faces many obstacles on his journey but never ceases to overcome them. Though society told him how to act and what to believe, he continuously did what he believed to be right. There are three key lessons I believe to be leading causes of Hucks growth. The first lesson is how fallacious slavery was. The first important lesson that took Huck from boyhood to manhood, would be the realization that Slavery was inhuman. In the book, as seen in real life, slaveholders would make a profit, while the slaves were oppressed. At the beginning of the novel Huck, like many others had fallen into the stereotypical beliefs that African Americans are less than the white. This is an example in Chapter 6 “When they told me there was a State in this country where they’d let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I’ll never vote again...I says to the people, why ain’t this nigger put up at auction and sold?” However, as Huck and Jim become friends, he sees the only difference between them is the color of their skin. “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger—but I done it, and I
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