Naturalism In Huck Finn

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In Mark Twain’s fiction novel, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Twain comments heavily and satirically on the faults of society through a child who independently decides he believes differently. Facing challenges a bit stretched out of the realm of realism, he learns what is really important, and what is not. Fighting for what he believes in and rebelling against the norm comes through his eyes simply as helping his friend. He is doing the right thing, even when everyone else says it is wrong.
Jim and Huck are on the run from society-with this in common, Huck gives a new view a chance. Society’s influence fades when getting away becomes the priority. “People would call me a low-down Abolitionist...But that don’t make no difference,”(Twain 43). Things might have been different if Huck hadn’t needed to run. “I ain’t a-going back there, anyways,”(Twain 43). If he had been faced with this dilemma otherwise, turning in a runaway slave might have seemed more logical. When he knows they are both in the same situation, he sees Jim differently. Away from the towns, Huck and Jim come across more equally. In their first argument they disagree
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He faces every kind of challenge- socially, mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Once his eyes are opened and he realizes what almost everyone considers to be right is wrong nothing can stop him. As long as people have been around, a fight for individuality and standing up for one’s beliefs has been an ongoing theme. Huck doesn’t really consider consequences too much, he just wants to do the right thing. Too often in society today everyone just wants to fit in, be accepted, not draw any bad attention- this is pathetic, honestly. If a child can go against society’s norms whilst facing death, what’s stopping

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