The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Since the creation of mankind, nature has provided us with the resources to survive by providing humans with food and shelter, which is why humans view nature as a home. In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck tries to escape to the north with a runaway slave named Jim. While in nature, they learn how to trust each other and develop their own opinions instead of following what society believes is right. In Emerson’s short essay, “Nature”, Emerson describes nature as a place in which it provides protection from all calamities and disgraces. While in nature, he’s able to become relaxed and peaceful. In William Cullen Bryant’s poem, “Thanatopsis,” Bryant writes that although everyone will eventually die, death shouldn’t be feared, but instead embraced. While nature does bring death, it also provides care and a sanctuary, which clears our dark thoughts away. Although nature can often bring sadness, it ultimately provides a hideaway from society; therefore, people should preserve nature because we rely on it. One way nature is valued as sanctuary is shown by how it can be used as an escape from society and its norms. For example, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain uses the characterization of Huck to reveal how he escaped society and how that allowed him to be his true natural self. At one point in the story, Huck and Tom have a conversation about Tom’s past life before becoming a runaway slave, and that’s when Huck realized
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