Huckleberry Finn's Beliefs On Society

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The adventures of Huckleberry Finn By: Thomas Scott The adventure of Huckleberry Finn is the definition of an American classic novel. Mark Twain wrote out Huckleberry Finn to be a fast thinker, a child of nature, and a natural rebel. In this book Huck along with his enslaved friend Jim, travel down the Mississippi in search of freedom, but ultimately will hinder a friendship unheard of between an African American man and a white man at the time. Throughout the book Twain uses Huck’s character to express his beliefs on society. If you take a close look at Twain’s writing you will discover, that many things he writes, is relatable to today’s society. Here are a few examples. My first example is of Gullibility. In Huckleberry Finn Mary…show more content…
Today, when you are wed you promise to stay with your companion for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish; from the day you are married till death do you part. Ultimately you promise to stay with them for the rest of your life. As a Christian, honoring the commitment of marriage is very important, but many people divorce anyway. Another way people are hypocritical about religion is when kids go to religion or faith formation. Most kids go not for learning about the Bible, and God, but go just to be with friends. In the book, the main point where religious hypocrisy is displayed was when the Grangerfords went to church with their guns, listened to the sermon on brotherly love, and then talked about how good of a sermon it was. “It was pretty ornery preaching – all about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness; but everybody said it was a good sermon, and they all talked it over going…show more content…
You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” This whole book is about finding freedom. Whether you find it from running away from slavery, a drunken father, or the rules of society. From the start of the book you get the idea that Huckleberry does not fancy the idea of society and civilization. “When I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.” Who can blame him? Society is complicated, it’s demanding, it’s hard to please and it already controls enough of our life. It is an endless sea of randomness. Our job isn’t to fit in and fight it, but to escape from it on a raft held together by those few, rare, beautiful things that we can find in nature. That is why so many people travel out into the wilderness. Whether they are going camping, hiking, biking or fishing, they leave society because they know the only way to be truly free, is to depart from society. In conclusion, Mark Twain’s timeless classic novel about a boy named Huckleberry Finn and the adventure of a life time is still relatable to today’s world. We know this because we have all been gullible at some point in time, we have all displayed, known someone who displayed, or heard of religious hypocrisy, and we all have our different ways to escape from humanity and feel

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