The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1627 Words Mar 9th, 2016 7 Pages
Huck, an Uneducated Educator It’s crazy to think that a thirteen year old boy, who does not have a decent education, can have the ability to teach us so many different lessons about life. When you imagine a person who has encountered multiple different tragedies and hardships in their lifetime, you usually don’t picture a thirteen year old boy. But, Huckleberry Finn is an exception. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel with a wide variety of fantastic lessons that young readers can use and learn from. Huck’s overall growth and development throughout the novel has taught us not to hold prejudices, how following your heart is more important rather than believing your conscience, and how befriending and getting to know a different type of person can change the way you view situations and people. A major topic the book is based around is racism and discrimination toward blacks. Huck is surrounded by racism because of his dad, Pap. His father always viewed blacks as abominable, and a disgrace to anyone that ever had to deal with them. Huck is raised in a country where slaves are very common. So, Huck is affected by the society 's views on racial discrimination. He sees other people deride and chastise blacks just because of their skin color (Sang). The society Huck has grown up in has affected the way he views Jim. In Chapter 16 of the novel, Huck talks down to Jim after he says he will buy his family back. Huck says,
It most froze me to hear such talk. He wouldn’t…

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