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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Date Submitted: 03/23/2010 08:48 AM
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Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, many key issues of the novel that are brought forth represent different visits along the river. After the great adventure draws to a close, we are left with several of these issues left in mind. Racism, a major part of the novel, was a barrier that Huck and Jim had overcome. Huck’s first meaningful friendship was fostered with a black slave along the Mississippi River after battling over his supremacy over Jim and knowing Jim would do anything for him, acting as a father figure that Huck never had. And lastly, Huck finds to listen to his conscience as a person, more as a friend   to all. He discovered that what society has taught him is untrue mostly when he found himself willing to befriend Jim and risk his life for a runaway slave’s freedom, now much more than that, a friend. “Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldn't ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”(p.253) Mark Twain not only told these exciting stories and developed his main character from beginning to end, he strived to show a development and change in the reader’s attitude as well. The reader begins to pull for Huck through his experiences as he develops greatest courage and personal integrity TBC

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