Analysis Of Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Just as the flow of the river and the surprises of nature change the land, individuals must learn to adapt and to change their own society for the better. Civilizations lack the desirable characteristics of an ideal society due to the fact that they enforce standards which encourage the foolish actions of people. As a results, individuals become nothing more than a label of the ascribe statuses and expectations from society. Under current circumstances, civilization forces people to abide by their decisions. Thereby, individuals must learn to mimic nature; nature changes to better itself as well as everything in it. In the 1880s classic American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain urges individuals to release themselves from the current bonds of society to achieve a greater level of happiness. In order to reach the greater level of happiness unreachable in the current circumstances of society, individuals must learn from and mimic nature’s methods which nature utilizes to better itself.
Analysis of Literature Critics generally agree Mark Twain intentionally uses nature, more specifically the river, to demonstrate the benevolent traits and developing moral judgments in which individuals gain while in nature. Critic T. S. Eliot explains how the entrance into nature allows individuals to create a “kinship of mind” between each other, such as the “boy outcast” or the “negro fugitive,” a relationship in which individuals could not create while under the
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