The Adventures Of Huck Finn By Mark Twain Essay example

1119 Words Oct 4th, 2015 5 Pages
There are many books that could be considered classics, or pieces of literature that, through the ages, retain their value in society. Huck Finn, by Mark Twain is one of these books. Huck Finn is still read today because it is nostalgic, and bears the element of time, with its relatability that crosses cultural and racial lines, its aspects of escapism, and how well it is written.
Huck Finn is a nostalgic piece of literature partially due to because it is relatable to everyone, in one way or another. The novel has the power to connect grandparents to their grandkids, or siblings to siblings, because they can all relate to book in some way. For high school age kids, the main character Huck is relatable because he is of high school age, and the internal conflicts he has also relate to many people of high school age. For example, one of the main themes of Huck Finn is about going against societal norms. In Huck Finn’s slavery existed, and to many Jim was treated as property, not as human. When Huck started to learn about Jim, how he had a family, and how he had a life, Huck began to question the morals he grew up with, and the morals that surrounded him in society. He thought about turning Jim in, and giving into his subconscious thoughts, but he pushed through and did what he thought was right, not society. “I don’t want to blow on on nobody; and I ain’t got no time to blow, nohow. I got to turn out and find my nigge,” (164). There comes a time when the duke and king sell Jim,…

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