The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain is recognized as a literary genius in many circles because of many of his books. However many schools have chosen to ban one of his most distinguished works. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn embodies an American classic by making shrewd commentary on human nature and lifestyle of the time period while also keeping the novel in the tone of a light hearted and comedic child. The main perils of human nature that Twain comments on are the mirrored mistreatment of under aged children and slaves, the flawed southern mentality, and the good and bad sides of human nature. The common criticism of the time period in which The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is their treatment of the black population of America; However, there is another group that was mistreated during that time as well. The group is under aged children in unfair circumstances. Mark Twain masterfully creates parallels between a black slave named Jim and little Huck. Both have been taken advantage of, considered expendable and used as scapegoats. Judge thatcher who was a respectable man in the town used Huck’s lack of education and tricked him into selling his share of a large sum of money. In exchange he gave him one-dollar “that means I have bought it of you and paid you for it. Here’s a dollar for you”(twain 13). Another judge in the town refuses to have Huck live with another family instead of his abusive drunk of a father. He takes the rights of the father over the son’s well being. This is…

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