The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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People must bring to attention the flaws of a society if the society is faulty.
They can do this in several ways such as protesting and meeting together to voice their concerns. Another common way to bring notice to these flaws is through literature. One of the authors that has used literature in this way is Mark Twain. He wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to criticize the romanticism that he saw in his own society in the South. In this particular work, Mark Twain uses the characters of Tom Sawyer, the new judge, and Huckleberry Finn to criticize this romanticism through their actions and beliefs. The first notable character that Mark Twain uses is Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn’s childhood friend. Tom Sawyer lives his life according to the adventures that he reads about in books hoping to make his own life an adventure. He will even go out of his way in order to make this happen. This is prominent when Huckleberry Finn asks Tom to help him free Jim from the Phelps family. When he is devising a plan to free Jim, Tom states, “…this whole thing is just as easy and awkward as it can be. And so it makes it rotten difficult to get up a difficult plan. There ain’t no watchman to be drugged- now there ought to be a watchman” (Twain 213). He is upset in the lack of risk in this situation, so he adds more detail to Jim’s escape for excitement and adventure. Some of the meaningless ideas that Tom wants to execute in his plan are to make a moat, saw Jim’s leg off in order to free…

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