The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn details the exploits of a courageous youth, Huckleberry Finn or “Huck”, as he flees from “sivilized” society with a runaway slave, Jim. Throughout the novel, Twain delves into multiple conflicts, particularly the juxtaposition of “civilized life” with Huck’s preferred “natural ways”, as exemplified by his adventures on the raft. Furthermore, Twain highlights the developing relationship between Huck and Jim, as Huck struggles between befriending Jim or doing as society would prefer and turning Jim into the authorities for running away. Both the conflicts of civilization in opposition to freedom on the raft and Huck’s developing relationship with Jim enforce the meaning of the novel: the necessity to follow one’s own morals to arrive at a course of action, as opposed to blindly following the domineering rules of society.
Whenever around traditional or “sivilized” society, Huck feels constrained, as he was brought up by an absentee father and did not have an education, and consequently was not accustomed to the ideologies of steady living. After his adventures with Tom Sawyer, which had obtained him a fortune of six thousand dollars, a local widow offers to care for Huck. Still, Huck feels uncomfortable with all of the new social rigidities placed upon him, noting “The Widow Douglas…allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all…

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