The Standards Of Social Society In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Huckleberry Finn, one of the most well known characters of all time, challenges and triumphs against the standards of social society during his time. Throughout the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck grows up in many ways and learns the rights and wrongs of dealing with rules, laws, and people. He shows the importance of friendship, his willingness to get out of a bad situation, and how loyal he can be to someone who truly means something to him.
Society has changed rapidly since the 1830’s, when this novel takes place. Huckleberry Finn’s dramatic change from the beginning of the book to the end of it shows his transformation into an almost completely different person. One major contributor to this change is Huck’s father and
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Huck takes school for granted most of the time, and when Pap finds out Huck can read and write, there are terrible words said between the two. The Widow insists Huck go to school and learn every day and Huck soon becomes used to it. Huck seems to prove to his community that even though his father is a drunk, did not mean he can not go to school and become something of himself. Although Pap soon takes Huck out of school, he will always have that knowledge with him for the rest of his life. Huck does not mind being pulled out of school but while he is in it he seems to enjoy it, “I didn’t want to go to school much, before, but I reckoned I’d go now to spite pap” (Twain …show more content…
One would think a young boy with practically a paved path, would make him set for life is the meaning behind this book. As the novel moves along, the reader can almost instantly tell Huck is a strong boy with no easy, paved path in front of him. The word Adventures later comes to the readers attention as a double meaning. Huck did have plenty of fun, troublesome adventures but he seems to learn many lessons and finds his true self without anyone to guide him in a different direction. Obviously, Huckleberry Finn is in the title and the name of the main character. At first glance, the reader can assume very accurately that the book will be centered around Huck Finn. Twain picks a perfect title in many ways because it means one thing when the reader starts the book and another when finished. In the beginning, a fun story of Huck’s lifes adventures; in the end, the reader understands all the hardships Huck has been through, not just

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