The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

2951 Words Mar 4th, 2015 12 Pages
“The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is one of the most successful literature novels in American literature. St. Petersburg, a town on the banks of the Mississippi River, is where the story plot unfolds in times leading to the Civil War. The main characters come from different backgrounds, but combine their willingness to escape what they can’t control. Huckleberry Fin “Huck Finn” is an uneducated but independent boy who gains intellect through his newly acquired experiences and from a runaway slave Jim, who is a mild-mannered but intelligent man. Both men are social outcasts, running from society’s norms and rules creating an aspiring adventure down the Mississippi River. Twain creates an emotional persona through Huck Finn and Jim’s adventure by instilling the idea of freedom, to criticize and question the values and morals of society. These social civilization are even more evident when Huck and Jim are encounter on the island, which provide Twain with the chance to satirize the socially morality. Also, Laurel Bollinger points out that “a boy courageous enough to stand against the moral conventions of his society, to risk Hell itself rather than conform to the “civilizing” process of communities he rejects.” Throughout the novel we see the hypocrisy of society. The key contributing factor to why Huck Finn rejects society is because of the labels already associated with his family and friends. In Mark’s novel of Huckleberry, he shows that there is a main…
Open Document