Jim is held behind the Phelps’ house in a shack, and is set to be freed by Tom and Huck. Huck wants to free Jim as soon as possible, while Tom believes that Huck’s plan is “Too blame’ simple” and “There ain’t nothing to it. What’s the good of a plan that ain’t no more trouble than that?” (235) The reader does not yet know that Jim is a free man due to his owner’s death, but Tom is well aware.
Huckleberry Finn is a story about a rambunctious young boy who adventures off down the Mississippi River. “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain demonstrates a situation where a Huck tries to find the balance between what is right and what is wrong. Huck faces many challenges in which his maturity will play a part in making the correct decision for himself and his friend Jim. Huck becomes more mature by the end of the novel by showing that he can make the correct decisions to lead Jim to the freedom he deserves. One major factor where Huck matures throughout the novel is through his experience.
Starting from a young age, everyone loves to go on adventures and have fun, just like Huck Finn. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Missouri, he is a white 12 year old boy and the son of a drunken father. In the beginning of the book, Huck is seen as a little innocent boy. Until he enters the world with his friend, Tom Sawyer, as they go on adventures, which creates problems and controversy through the history of the North and South, civilization, and racism and slavery. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck has many controversial experiences that are still a problem in today’s society, which is why we should keep teaching the book in school.
The incongruity displayed through Tom Sawyer and the Grangerford family creates schemes that showed their character's immaturity. Huck followed Tom’s plan to save Jim and if Huck didn’t follow through with the plan, it saved Jim from a lot of pain. Tom’s irrational thoughts concluded "[the plan] was for us to run him down the river, on the raft, and have adventures plumb to the mouth of the river, and tell him about his being free, and take him back home on a steamboat, in style, and pay him for his lost time... and then he would be a hero, and so would we". This reveals how immature and greedy Tom is and how he would risk a black man’s life you prove he is a hero.
When Tom is in search for the robbers cave he decides to “start [a] band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer ’s Gang” (Twain 19). Being so young, it is understandable for Tom to aspire to such literature. Such Books offer guidance to young boys such as tom, although they might not be the best influence.
People greatly value honor, and they will disregard everyone else and put themselves in danger in order to achieve it. For example, Tom wants it to be harder to get Jim out of his confinements, ignoring the fact that he is a human being and it is essential to his health and well being that he not remain imprisoned. When he encounters Jim’s situation, he says, “‘Blame it, this whole thing is just as easy and awkward as it can be. And so it makes it so rotten difficult to get up a difficult plan.”’ Tom is more concerned with making getting Jim out into a challenge than actually getting him out quickly and safely, because Tom feels that, “‘there’s more honor in getting him out through a lot of difficulties and dangers.’” He is willing to make his life more dangerous just to attain honor. He also puts attaining honor before Jim’s well-being, demonstrating how he values an honorable reputation above the lives of others.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic novel that takes the reader on a series of thrilling adventures full of life threatening situations, racism, and slavery. The author Mark Twain, uses the novel to highlight the flaws in society by creating a character like Huck, whose personal sense of morals and justice are more noble than those of the very people trying to civilize him. Throughout this captivating novel Huck endures his fair share of trouble and morally challenging decision but he always comes out on top by following his heart and doing what he feels to be right.
A foil is a character in a book who erodes the identity of another character. One example of a foil is Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer is Huckleberry Finn’s foil throughout Mark Twain’s book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck and Tom each have their own individual character, but when Huck is around Tom’s character his character falters. Others however believe that neither Tom nor Huck have good character.
He wanted to make things harder than they were so he could have a cool story to tell later on. Tom wanted to build a moat and poison people. He wanted to do things for himself. He withheld information from Huck when he did not tell him Jim was a free slave. He could of told Huck right when he saw him that Jim was free but he did not.
His journey to freedom consists of meeting new people, discovering other communities, and gaining an inseparable bond with Huckleberry Finn. While he is developing as a character, Jim’s portrayal differs throughout the novel. He also gains a “new son”, Huck, and is
“Caring - about people, about things, about life - is an act of maturity” -Tracy McMillan. This is a perfect quote to describe Huck. In these last few chapters of the book Huck forms a great bond with Jim. He looks to him as a father figure because he never looked to his real dad as someone he could trust. This ultimately cause him to learn to support himself. Based on many studies depending on the environment in which the person is raised they would mature faster. Huck was raised very roughly and strict by Miss Watson and Widow Douglas. He was not able to “be a kid”. Tom on the other hand was surrounded by books and adventure so he is, in a sense, stuck in his own little world that everything is adventurous. Tom serves as a foil to Huck
Last Section of Huck Finn (!) #1. How does Huck appear to be superior to Tom? Mark Twain portrays Huck as a character superior to Tom by making Huck as the complete opposite of Tom. In this book, overall, Huck has foresight about in which event will happen; for example, Huck’s notable quote “I’ll go to hell” implies that he is completely aware of the fact that he will eventually get punished for his action, which was to release Jim--an act that is not accepted by the public.
In the novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the main character Huck Finn learns how to make better decisions. He realizes how his decisions will affect other people, specifically, his best friend Jim. Huck begins the novel with no direction or guidance, living with his drunk and abusive father. Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas struggle to try to teach Huck how to have good judgement and how to be a good person. Huck is also guided and taught by the runaway slave, and Huck’s best friend, Jim.
The historical novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain in 1884, has many literary elements to generate a good plot and compose a good story. Twain introduces the characters, the major ones being Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, as well as Jim. Finn was a white, poor child, who unlike Sawyer was not very dramatic in his way of life. Tom Sawyer read a lot and knew how to make any situation thrilling. Jim, a very mature black child, tags along with Finn (as well as the King and the Duke) to run away, and ultimately needs to get rescued in the end as he is forced into slavery by Ms. Watson.
The theme greed is always shown in the book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. The author shows it in so many ways, for example when the author says “Oh, please don’t, boys; I swear I won’t ever tell!”. This shows greed because he wants to take the bad guys boat to capture the men. Another quote that shows greed in the book is “There was trouble ‘bout something and then a lawsuit to settle it; And the suit went agin one of the men, and so he up and shot the man that won the suit…” After this happened Miss Sophia Grangerford is going to marry Harney Shepherdson and the two families both fight each other blaming the other family and this caused a lot of greed and violence. Tom sawyer is greedy for fame and adventure. The author