Huck Finn Character Analysis

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“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was a highly controversial novel written in 1885 by Mark Twain. It was a coming of age story about a young boy on the run with a runaway slave, traveling down the Mississippi to find freedom. It featured a variety of new character archetypes. One of these being Tom Sawyer. Tom also appeared as the main protagonist in Huck Finn’s prequel. This novel picks up directly after “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” around the 1830’s along the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer is the best friend of Huckleberry Finn, the novels main protagonist.Tom Sawyer represents a more civilized society that Huck is trying to …show more content…
One of the more notable and stronger examples of him is Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Jack Sparrow is outlandish, immature, and like Tom, an anti-hero. He is selfish and very superstitious. He is mischievous and rarely acts his age. Both of our characters have moral and more logical based best friends. Tom has Huck, Jack has Will. Both of they’re friends go on their own journeys to discover themselves as people and really build on their character. Captain Jack along with Tom really don’t change through their hero’s journey. Both settling and happy with their set ways. Though neither of the characters are bad. They both are seen to make the moral choice and help others. Though neither would admit to it. Sparrow even once retorting that he likes to wave those moments by. Tom also shares a few traits with Kevin, the lovable house defender from Home Alone. Kevin is smart and mischievous and came up in a decent home. He’s manipulative and very quick on his feet. He’s imaginative and inventive. Enjoying his adventures stopping robbers. Tom Sawyer is also like Tom Haverford. Tom H is very self centered. Liked Sawyer he rarely ever does things that don’t involve self benefit, they are both headstrong with their minds in the clouds. On occasion if needed both can put on a good show and seem very …show more content…
The childish part of Huck, with Jim being the angel and the mature part. The river that Huck goes down is a metaphor of Huckleberry’s heroes journey and overall growing maturity. At the start, Tom has total control over Huck. They are both very immature, and their pranks are quite out of hand. Once Huck gets out on the river everything changes. Tom’s grip is slowly loosened. Huck still plays some pranks,“He was barefooted, and the snake bit him right on the heel,”( Twain,63). but he also begins to mature very quickly. He meets two men that are named the Duke and the King. They are thought to represent Huck and Tom in the future. It is only after Huck finally ditches the that he fully matures, because he’s free of Tom. Tom reappears at the end in a last ditch effort to drag Huck back to his immature self. When Jim is imprisoned, he convinces Huck to go along with his tomfoolery. They do go through with the plan which sparks some controversy about Huck’s new maturity. “Neither Huck nor Jim is able to dissuade or alter Tom's plans except in minor ways, and their failed attempts symbolize their ill-fated efforts to truly escape civilization's conventions.” Even though Huck still maintains his new look on life he is still greatly impacted by

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