The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

1146 Words Apr 4th, 2016 5 Pages
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic and a valuable novel and should be included in all high schools curriculums. There are three main and very important points to support this fact. The first point is moral values and knowing what is right and what is wrong. Another point is historical reflection and the final is theme. The first reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should stay in high school curriculum is because of how the novel represents and shows the process of moral values. The book shows a lot of what’s right and of what’s wrong. Huck went from calling Jim a “nigger” and having to humble himself for 15 minutes just to apologize to helping and looking out for him. There have been many times where Jim was in trouble and Huck helped him. When Huck realizes that helping Jim is not right because he is someone’s property, he still does it anyways. He doesn’t think of this as the right and moral thing to do, but that helping Jim escape is wrong and like an act of theft.

Even though society might treat Jim differently, Huck still treats him as an equal and they develop a friendship. Huck is becoming a better person. He is starting to think of Jim as an equal and this gives the lesson that sometimes what 's right in society isn’t what 's right in the world. For the first time, Huck realizes that Jim is an actual person and not a piece of property or an object when he says, “Git up and hump yourself, Jim! There ain’t a minute to lose.…

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