Huckleberry Finn Analysis Essay

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December 11, 2014 The Analytical Approach on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the Novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck learns many new things about what is right and what is wrong. Throughout the novel Mark Twain vails his views of slavery and racism in the South in order to not be accused of political dissidence. While traveling with Jim, Huck learns a lot about Jim and his past, slowly Jim shows Huck how cruel society can be towards others. Over time Huck thinks about how to choose what is moral. Huck realizes that racism and slavery are very immoral and this encourages him to keep helping Jim to freedom. The racism in Huck’s society affect his perception of right and wrong because most of the people who had an influence on him thought that slavery was a good thing and were, in general, racist people. He couldn’t make his mind up between what was right or wrong because he had to choose either; what society thought was right, slavery, lynching or what his heart thought was right, helping his friend Jim. When Jim was sold from the Duke and the King Huck becomes scared and begins to write a letter to a previous caretaker, Miss Watson, then he had “to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and [he] knowed it. [He] studied a minute, sort of holding [his] breath, and then says to [himself]:"All right, then, I'll go to hell"- and tore it up.”(Twain 214) He…show more content…
Huck also became more aware of his surroundings and was able to build his own set of morals. Mark Twain was able to convey to the general public a sense of injustice to the people. He is wanted to open a dialogue within the readers own mind during the 1880’s. Huck’s questioning and curiosity is, in a way, what Mark Twain wanted his readers to experience, a kind of awakening to equality. Huck learned a lot on his adventures with Jim that would change Huck for the rest of his

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