Huckleberry Finn Research Paper

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The Evolution of Huck Growth and maturity is a strong theme throughout “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain which centers on a character named Huck Finn, a rambunctious boy whose adventures with a runaway slave build him into a mature young man. Although before these adventures, Huck is an uncivilized and immature boy who is always up to no good with his friend Tom Sawyer. In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain escorts us through Huck’s experiences with Jim, the runaway slave, that teach him many valuable lessons as he matures in his thoughts and actions. During the adventures Huck and Jim have together, Huck displays many episodes of immaturity. An example of this is when Huck and Jim get separated in a thick fog on the river. Huck claims they never got seperated and that Jim must have dreamt it while he was sleeping. Jim is very confused because he remembers it happening as if it were real life, but believes his friend Huck when he says none of it had ever happened. Jim later finds leaves and a smashed oar on the raft. This convinces Jim what he already knew. He had not dreamt of anything but instead that Huck had lied to him. Jim is very upset and disappointed with Huck and how he lied and made a fool out of him all just for a simple laugh. “En all you wuz thinkin' 'bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is trash; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em ashamed.” (Twain

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