The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Different cultures have different standards; however, there is a God-given genesis of morality in everybody. Paul explains in Romans 1:18-21 that criminals hold no excuse, but suppress the truth, and bring Judgment upon themselves. In an evolving world of corruption, humanity has adopted arbitrary ethics, designed for their benefit, resulting in the consequently absurd. “The Golden Rule”, for example, commonly phrased “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is a world-wide recognized commandment credited to Jesus of Nazareth during The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7. However, slavery was a common legal exception to the Rule’s endorsement, passed down for generations prior to the American Civil War. In Mark Twain’s novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, protagonist Huck Finn explores south, developing his own moral consciousness, in contrast to his society’s accepted, yet contradictory, notions of “right” and “wrong”.

The narrative is set during the Antebellum Era in United States history. From the opening passages, we see how Huck struggles to conform to his influences. His behavior is unconventional, and is driven by his own interest. Huck runs from Widow Douglas and Miss Watson’s attempts to “sivilize” him into Providence and inconsistent Christianity in Chapter 1, and from his Pap’s kidnapping and custody battle in Chapter 7. Huck soon encounters Miss Watson’s slave Jim, and learns that Jim has run away as well- ‘“[Jim] … Huck. I-I run off.’ ‘Jim!’ ‘But…

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