The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By William Twain Essay

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Huck vs. Family
A person’s family has the ability to make them a great or terrible person. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, relationships affect Finn in positive and negative ways. The beginning of the novel, portrays Huck as a very rebellious, rude and inconsiderate person. However, as the story develops, Huck transforms into an entirely different person. All of his relationships, improve one of his bad qualities and transform him into a new person.
The first relationship that Huck has teaches him manners and to believe that he has a future ; however, his second relationship completely makes Huck lose hope in an education, and start doing things for himself, because he the guardian is never there for him. The Widow Douglass has custody of Huck, after the events in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and tries to transform him into a well-mannered boy. As an act of rebellion, Huck packs up his belongings and leaves. Shortly after, his friend Tom convinces him to stay, because he will not let him join his band of robbers, unless he returns to live with the Widow. However, when he returns, he disregards her rules, thinks everything she talks about is useless and does not matter and believes she puts down things that she does not understand. As quoted by Finn,
Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she would not. She said it was a mean practice and was not clean, and I must try to not do it anymore. That is just the way with some people. They get down…

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