The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a well-known classic that can teach many different lessons. Throughout the book, we see different ideas satirized and emphasized to bring in a new meaning to the society. The adaption of the book to the movie, though limiting, shows some of the same ideas for a strong society. The movie is able to capture some of the books meaning, but not all of it with the amount of satire in the book. One of the main concepts that the book tries to highlight throughout the book is skin color, race, or any other factor that we cannot control doesn’t determine the type of person someone is or can be. During Jim and Huck’s adventure, we see the dichotomy between blacks and whites from an outside perspective. Huck understands what society says about the blacks but he doesn’t always see society as right. Society says that whites are better than blacks yet Pap has always been cruel to Huck. Towards the end of the book, Tom says “I’ve known him all his life, and so has Tom, there. Old Miss Watson died two months ago, and she was ashamed she ever was going to sell him down the river, and said so; and she set him free in her will” (Twain 289-290). Tom is a well-educated, white boy who should be the ideals of society. However, Tom lied and kept a huge secret from Huck that meant that Jim would be kept from freedom. All of this was to better himself and have his own adventure. The only thing Jim kept from Huck was Pap’s death. Though Jim did this to keep…

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