Huck Finn Rough Draft Essay

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Rough Draft of Huck Finn Essay

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a narrative realism novel, written by Mark Twain, and published in 1884. Based in several small towns along the Mississippi River, the main character, Huckleberry Finn goes through a series of events that will dramatically change his life, his morality, and his conscience. He is constantly having a battle between his upbringing and his conscience through events like; faking his death, witnessing a family feud, wondering around with Jim, and having to be around the Duke and King.
Through his fake death, Huck shows a lot of courage despite the way that he was raised. Faking his death takes a lot of bravery, through doing this, he stands up to Pap, Huck 's father. “I’ll take
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Very soon Huck realizes there is something going on with the two families. “Why he ain’t a Shepherdson-no, there ain’t any Shepherdson about him.” (Twain 98) Right away Huck is wondering what is going on and soon realized that that was not normal. Later on, Buck explains the whole feud to Huck. No one can remember why or what they are feuding about, but no matter what the feud must go on. During this time, Huck is exposed to religious hypocrisy. “Next Sunday we all went to church, about three mile, everybody a-horseback. The men took their guns along, so did Buck, and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall. The Shepherdsons done the same. It was pretty ornery preaching—all about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness;” (Twain 110) “You shall not murder”(New International Version, Exo. 20.13) is one of the ten commandments that God orders people to follow. Obviously these two families do not follow that command. Huck may not know the commandments, but he does realize how hypocritical the two families are. After the sermon is finished everyone talks about how good of a service it was; but no one follows it. These events do change Huck, he leaves the area a changed person. “I cried a little when i was covering up Buck’s face, for he was mighty good to me.”(Twain 116) Huck has changed. He has tapped into …show more content…
When Huck comes across the conmen, he knows that they are not telling the truth about who they are. He does not tell anyone to keep the peace between them, Jim and himself. “But I never said nothing, never let on; kept it to myself; it’s the best way; then you don’t have no quarrels, and don’t get into no trouble.” (Twain 126) Huck simply wanted peace and kindness on the raft. By keeping things to himself, he would not have learned a lot of the things he has learned because he could not have learned from the conmen 's mistakes. Through doing this, Huck learns how to keep a secret that can take a lot out of someone when keeping something in for a long time. Huck sees that all the men care about is money, and themselves. “Well, you just own up, first, that you did hide that money there,...” (Twain 209) While the men are pretending to be brothers of the Wilks family, Huck hides 6000 dollars of gold in Mr. Wilks 's coffin. The Duke and Dauphin think that one of them hid the gold planning to take it back later for themselves. Huck sees this and realizes they just care about money, used to get drunk. Another realization that Huck has is that a life full of ‘adventures’ is not worth it at all. “I knows it was the Kind and the Duke, though they was all over tar and feathers,...”(Twain 232) A life of cons finally caught up to them. They were performing a play and the whole town bombarded

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