Good Vs Evil In Huckleberry Finn Analysis

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In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn various different themes appear. One of the less common themes, is the theme of good vs evil. In many ways, Huckleberry is seen as both good and evil, and he seems to have an internal conflict with himself deciding which one he is. This can be seen from the text “I’m low down; and I’m a-going to steal him” (Twain 226). From this you can tell that Huckleberry thinks of himself as evil because he wants to steal Jim, even though he has no right to steal back his beloved friend. Huckleberry can be seen as good, because he wants to help and free his friend Jim so he can have a bright future. Huckleberry often sees himself as a bad guy, but most of the time he does not act villainous like one. He …show more content…

All of the men watching the show were not amused, and felt cheated. Huckleberry helped the men out with this ruse, and flee the scene because he sees himself as one who would end up doing tricks of that sort, once he got older.
The Fantasy novel The Hobbit, shares the similar theme of good and evil. In this novel, there are a race of people called the dwarves. These people want revenge for their kingdom, but they seem more keen on the concept of gold and wondrous treasures, than what is ethically right and wrong. This is much like how Huckleberry Finn wants to escape and leave his father Pap. In that instant, when he faked his death, he did not care how the other people around him felt about his death. His only worry was escaping the evil that surrounded and trapped him. Furthermore, it is discovered that selfish acts are very prevalent in both novels.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, good and evil coexist. Similarly to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, many characters are either good or evil. The character Scout loses her innocence like young Huckleberry this can be concluded, “Assume that people are good because they have never seen evil…” (The Coexistence 1). Throughout the novel Huckleberry sees many evils, on his journey. Huckleberry, like Scout, has to learn to add these evils into their understanding of the world around them. One of those prevalent evils in both novels is racism. The racist acts against Jim are just how the culture

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