Book Report On ' Darkness Can Not Drive Out Darkness '

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October 26, 2015 English III Mrs. Drake Huckleberry Finn Essay Draft “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King Jr. This quote relates very well to Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain was a writer ahead of his time portraying the loving bond that could be developed between a young boy and a runaway slave named Jim. These two characters learned many lessons from each other on their journey to freedom. Twain uses satire to help humanity look upon its abusive nature to see its hatred buried underneath. In this book Huck progressively begins to comprehend that society isn’t always right and that sometimes it is okay to go against in order to do the right thing. People of today are realizing the truth more and more as time passes. The hope is that once everyone finally grasps the truth, they will all be equal. “I hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . .We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” (116) This was quoted from chapter 18, and this of course isn’t included in the darker things that happened in the book but
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