How Did Huck Finn End

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Many scholars and critics complain that Mark Twain botches the ending of his novel. I think the ending is was consistent with the entire novel and is important the way it is. Huckleberry Finn (Huck) is actually poised and ready for change in this life and his progression was not destroyed as a result of the ending. As a reader I was able to see Huck go from an unsure boy to a confident young adult with a great sense of right and wrong. We are reminded again with the ending to remember that Huck is just a simple boy who just wants to go with the flow of whatever life brings. The journey of life itself is half of the fun. The end of the novel brings Huck full circle almost exactly where he started as to stay consistent with the novel. As Huck made it clear he didn't want to be civilized he says the same about Aunt Sally were he, Jim and Tom are at the end of the novel. Aunt Sally is Tom’s Sawyers family where Tom and Huck rescue…show more content…
As in Huck’s life with people they are always there, but it does not mean that they are always good for him. Many well-known scholars of Mark Twain era and beyond have picked apart his novel for its hidden meanings of life’s situations. An influential twentieth century figure was Professor Thomas Stearns Eliot (T.S. Eliot), well known for his poetry and the literary movement known as modernism. His interpretation of the Mississippi river and the ending of the novel resonated with me. He reveals: Like Huck Finn, the river itself has no beginning or end. In the beginning, it is not yet the river; in its end it no longer the river. (Eliot 288) This quote from his essay is an explanation of the novel and the life of Huck Finn and Jim. The river seemed like it was an escape from society, but it was only a short-term escape. The novel concludes ironically on dry land where Huck and Jim find true freedom, where it has always

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