Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Reflection

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Mark Twain’s purpose when writing Huckleberry Finn was to entertain people, but also to show the lifestyle of the people living along the Mississippi River. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written after the Civil War ended and even though slavery was over, racism was still an issue. The people along the Mississippi treated the slaves as if they weren’t people, and with slavery over they didn’t want to change their lifestyle. When Jim was captured Huck was torn between saving Jim and doing what society had taught him. Huck decides he’ll just “go to hell” (pgs 161-162) and does whatever it takes to save Jim. This book was ahead of its time. Huck eventually accepted Jim’s life as equal to his own, which nobody at that time had been able to …show more content…
It took me awhile to read because I found the style of writing difficult to process. Although the speech was difficult to understand, it captured how the people along the Mississippi River spoke at that time. In Huckleberry Finn I enjoyed the adventures that Huck and Jim had with the duke and the dauphin. The scams they pulled, despite being awful for the people they affected, were quite humorous. I also laughed at how idiotic some of the people were. Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally for instance, for not recognizing Tom as Tom and thinking he was in fact his half-brother, Sid (pg173) was one of these instances. I also enjoyed Tom and Huck’s plan to free Jim from the shed at Aunt Sally’s. Tom had to do everything as described in the books and that caused them to create their own set of problems in order to free Jim (pg 181). I believe that the concept of appreciation is trying to enjoy reading the book and learn from the novel itself. One possible purpose for assigning this book was so we could see what life was like back in the 1800’s with slavery, racism, and to see how far the country has come. Another possible purpose is that it is a classic and it’s important to read the classics. Huckleberry Finn is considered a classic because it has withstood the tests of time and people today still read it. When reading it people can understand more about America and its rich

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