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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Growing Up “Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You 're not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you 're at peace with yourself. Learning life 's lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.” This idea from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross sheds a little light on what maturity truly is and what is happening throughout the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). The story begins with the main character Huckleberry Finn, AKA Huck, a 13 year old boy, with an abusive dad. Huck has acquired a large sum of money which his father wants. To escape his greedy father, he goes to the river and starts to see the world around him and what society looks like. In his adventures down the river, he is maturing and being driven by his own heart. He decides to do the right thing, have empathy and learn the correct morals.
To start with, Huck already has begun his maturity when he started treating people equally. When he gets to Jackson Island, Huck meets Jim the runaway slave, Jim tells Huck if he promises not to tell anyone that Jim has ran away. ““Well, I did. I said I wouldn’t, and I’ll stick to it. Honest Injun, I will. People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don’t make no difference.” (43) He said this knowing that if anyone found out he would be shamed by society and possibly worse.this is
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