The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Huckleberry Finn is a well-rounded character, who the reader often times forgets is only a twelve year old kid due to the complexity of his thoughts and actions. In his adventure down the river, he is shown to progress in maturity, as well as solving difficult problems with ease. In the fictional novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain makes Huck face challenges head on in his journey in order to show that he is a true archetypal hero.
Huck lives a normal life until his father shows up and is forced to face the outside world on his own. He has to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson and follow their rules but, he has a different mindset than them. When living in their household, he has to do things when he is told and has to eat at a certain time when she, “[rings] a bell for supper,” (Twain 2). Even though the two women are trying to civilize Huck during this time, he has no interest in this nor religion. All Huck wants to do is be outside with nature. He feels a strong pull to see what is out there in the undiscovered lands, “ I heard an owl, away off, who-whooing about somebody that was dead...and the wind was trying to whisper something to me, and I couldn’t make out what it was, and so it made the cold shivers run over me,” (Twain 3). In the critical article by The Hartford Courant, the anonymous author states that, “The whole study of Huck 's moral nature is as serious as it is amusing, his confusion of wrong as right and his abnormal mendacity,…

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