The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Toulaly Vang
Honors Language 11
Mrs. Toltzman
12 December, 2014
Transcendentalism in Huck Finn
Many Readers gain much knowledge from the works Of Mark Twain. Huck Finn is one of the works of the last two hundred years. The author, Mark Twain was a famous Transcendentalist that gained popularity in the 19th century. In research of his works, Mark Twain’s novels involved many transcendentalist ideas. Huck Finn is one of key factors in the ideals of transcendentalist. The novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twains works to spread the idea of transcendentalism like: the goodness of the individual human, emphasizing emotion, and encouraging deep connections with nature.
One key idea of Transcendentalism is the belief in the individual’s goodness. In the book, Huck Finn is gifted with a good personality, butfind himself in constant chaos with society. Huck understands that he does not consider himself civilized, but does not recognize his shortcomings. In the transcendentalist paper Self-Reliance, Emerson states that “society is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.” (Emerson 5) Meaning that man should not trust society. However Twain both forces the reader to accept Huck’s thoughts and make the first suggestion that a focus on the individual, accepting what Twain’s ideas. In the contrasting matter, Huck is capable of making good decisions when he is intercepted by people like Tom or the King and the Duke, with no need of society telling him…
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