Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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More than a century ago, Mark Twain probably composed the single-most important piece of American Literature to ever be composed. This work, widely known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, basically follows young Huck on a series of adventures and experiences with his close friend and runaway slave, Jim, as they both escape society's load. The novel includes everything good, bad and in between about and concerning the society of that time. A majority of the novel takes place along the Mississippi river, with Young Huck, and Jim each determined to attain a common goal, freedom from the misery of society. In their journey, they come across many different people, and encounter many strange and new experiences that all relate to a common …show more content…
This is hypocritical because the basis of religion is definitely not to support or defend Cannistra 2 such acts, but that doesn't seem to have any adverse affect upon the average person who is merely "blinded" by glamour of religion and what it stands for, not having any intention of carrying out it's plight. So all said and done, Twain wanted to make it clear to the reader in a subtle way that these two scenes, in conjunction support the statement that Twain's writing makes the human race out as hypocritical in nature.

In addition of Twain using the experiences that Huck and Jim undergo to illustrate that man is hypocritical, he uses these experiences to show us that man is cruel and savage as well. Take, for instance this quote from Huck after he witnesses the massacre of the Grangerfords by the Shepardsons. "It made me so sick I most fell out of the tree. I ain't a-going to tell all that happened--it would make me sick again if i was to do that" (Twain 115). That particular excerpt merely illustrates to the reader what savage acts humans are capable of doing. The horrific acts that humans commit become that much more disturbing when it can be shown that such violence has no reason or justification. Twain tells that to us when Huck is asking Buck Grangerford about when the feud all started. "Oh, yes, pa knows, I reckon and some of the other old people; but they don't know what

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