Literary Analysis of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huck on the Run Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Former President Lincoln said this knowing full well that running from personal problems will not get anyone somewhere. He acknowledges this and lives up to it, advising people to follow in suit and face problems head on. However, no matter how much advice people give out, in attempt to try helping people avoid something more hectic, in today’s world, people will always do their best to avoid their problems to the best of their ability. Having to face that responsibility is a lot to overcome and most would rather flee, but no matter how far someone runs today, the complication is only being left for tomorrow. In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen year-old boy from St. Petersburg, Missouri who often acts like an outcast, sets off on a journey to do just that. Huck Finn goes through some rather rapid changes that result in an attempt to educate and change him, in response; he fakes his own death and runs away, hoping to avoid all responsibility once again. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a good example of not being able to outrun the problems at hand and responsibilities that accompany them is seen and expressed all throughout the story. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows a boy from the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri along the Mississippi River. The book begins by giving a slight background on Huckleberry Finn’s background with Tom Sawyer and their crazy adventures. Huck gets adopted and his new family begins to try educating him. When his dad, the town drunk, comes back into Huckleberry’s life, Huck sees that he’d much rather have his old, carefree, easygoing life back instead of one where things are expected of you. Huckleberry admits to himself that he’d much rather be able to do as he

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