Analysis Of The Book ' Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn ' By Mark Twain

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In the 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society, students at an academy are deeply impacted by an English teacher. The English teacher, John Keating, teaches the boys important lessons about living a just life, seizing each day, and standing up for what is right. Similarly, Huckleberry Finn learns to reject society’s corrupt morals and defend those who are disadvantaged. While it takes both Huck and the students in Dead Poets Society time to learn these key lessons, both benefit from their journey and apply their newfound knowledge to everyday life. Mark Twain, in his American Realistic novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, utilizes Bildungsroman in order to describe, through an innocent child’s eyes, the “dynamic… between the moral responsibility of the individual and the morality of the society in which he moves and against which he must function” (Hoffman 307-08). Huck’s maturation is evident through his relationship with Tom, his relationship with Jim, his compassion towards all people, and his rejection of society. Huck matures through is relationship with Tom, which can be observed by comparing examples from the beginning and end of the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Huck sneaks out of his room in the middle of the night to meet his friend, Tom. Tom leads Huck to a cave, where more of his friends are already waiting. The boys unanimously agree to Tom’s proposition of forming a secret organization of robbers. Tom reads the oath, which includes the goals of the group…

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