The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

607 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain captures the controversy of slavery during the 1800s as well as the debate on what type of morality is essentially “right”. This book focuses on a young boy named Huck Finn who tries to overcome all of the prejudices and moral prohibitions that society has created. Huck is determined to defy society and its restrictions. When comparing Huck to myself, we share many traits as well as some differences between us. Huck and I differ because we grew up in different environments and circumstances. However, we have some similarities such as our need to be independent and how we are both essentially realists. Huck and I differ greatly due to the fact that we both grew up in very different environments and circumstances that made us who we are. He grew up in the 1800s, a time where slavery was popular and accepted throughout much of the southern U.S. Unlike Huck, I was born long after slavery was abolished and after the Civil Rights Movement. Therefore, we both have different outlooks when it comes to slavery, human rights, equality, etc. Compared to the 1800s, we have come a long way with equal right for African-Americans, but we haven’t quite reached complete equality to this day. Young Huck also grew up with an abusive and drunk father. His father would beat him or threaten to beat him constantly: “He said he’d cowhide me till I was black and blue if I didn’t raise some money for him. I borrowed three dollars from Judge
Open Document