The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an action-packed adventure about Huckleberry Finn, an extraordinary young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The author, Mark Twain, established rigid conflict and left his readers in disbelief over some of the occurrences in the book. All adventure long, Huck and his comrades must adapt to keep their dreams alive. Huck becomes a better person from experiencing all the hardships that he endured, whether it is being thankful for his friends or becoming aware of the growing problems in society. In the story, Huck runs into many conflicts against society, man, and even himself, all leading towards Huck learning valuable life lessons and experiencing the major issues which occurred in the 19th…show more content…
self. Huck must decide early on whether he wants to help Jim to freedom or turn him in. He knows that it is illegal to help a runaway slave to freedom, and knows the consequences. This decision made is important because it basically sets the storyline for the rest of the book. Huck said when first finding out that Jim ran away, “People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum- but that don’t make no difference” (43). Huck knows that it is against the law and that he would be in great trouble if caught, but his feelings outweigh the consequences. As the quote stated, Huck throws away the idea of being despised or being labeled an Abolitionist to help Jim out. In the end, Huck does not regret his decision to lead Jim to freedom. Since Jim was given freedom in his master’s will, all of the trouble was pretty much for nothing, but the adventure is what lead Huck to become who he was in the end. Huck did what he felt was right, and established to himself that he was not afraid to make decisions for himself. The third and final conflict type in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in man versus man. Huck’s father, regarded to as Pap, kept him locked up in a shed in the woods with only self-captured fish and game to eat while Pap got drunk at a tavern. When Pap returned drunk, he abused Huck and usually dozed off for long periods of time. Huck had to endure his father’s torture
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