Comparing Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn And Society

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Huckleberry Finn and Society In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a boy named Huck runs away from society and his abusive father. When Huck started living with Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson, he was forced to become proper and civilized. He despised all the prestigious manners of a “sivilized” person that was put upon him because he believed that civilization was a loss of his freedom. Although Huck went through many hardships, he learns how to understand the feelings of people around him, especially Miss Watson’s slave, Jim. Huck developed an important friendship with Jim throughout their adventure together. Though there were many obstacles and necessities along the way, Huck's journey was his opportunity…show more content…
He says that Jim “was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches” (Twain 6). Huck got his habits of prejudice and rebellion from his pap, who despises people who are well-educated. Huck was taken away by pap because he hated how Huck decided to get an education, believing that it was an attempt to get away from him. But after suffering through pap’s abuse, Huck decided to fake his death and flee to Jackson’s Island, where he finds Jim who ran away from being sold. Huck and Jim decided to travel together in a raft to Cairo; however, they get into arguments with each other. Huck gets ticked off and gave up saying, “you can’t learn a nigger to argue” (Twain 80). Because of this, Huck made a decision of turning Jim in for running away and took a canoe to reach the nearest town to inform someone about Jim’s location. Before Huck rowed away, Jim yelled out to him, “you’s de bes’ fren’ Jim’s ever had; en you’s de only fren’ ole Jim’s got now” (Twain 91). When Huck heard him, he becomes guilty because he was Miss Watson’s slave, yet he helped him run away. Huck’s mixed feelings for Jim are all over his mind and doesn’t know how he could deal with the situation he is in as of…show more content…
Huck decided to write to Miss Watson about how he helped Jim escaped, but he thinks about their friendship and rips up the letter while saying, “I’ll go to hell!” Then Huck attempted to rescue Jim by pretending to be Tom Sawyer, but events happened when the real Tom showed up. Tom agreed to help Huck get Jim back, which surprises him that Tom’s willingness to do something wrong was against society. Through many attempts to get Jim back, they eventually succeeded to free him and nearly escape, but Tom was shot. Because of Jim’s concerns, he returns to Tom and get him to the doctor. Days later, Miss Watson’s will had said that Jim is now a free man, much to Huck’s delight. Afterwards, Huck left because Tom’s aunt was going to adopt him and civilize him, and he couldn’t stand it as he had been there before. Even though Huck felt lonely, he never forgot the events that happened between him and

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