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Theme Of Corruption In Huck Finn

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There is a quote, at the base of the Statue of Liberty that reads; “Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...” This quote reflects the feeling of great opportunity many immigrants felt they would receive upon coming to America. This was also the mentality many American believed all received through our constitution's promise of; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn, the structure of the main character’s relationship with society is made to show the reader the toxicity of the Reconstruction Era showing that despite what people believed about the time period after the civil war was a lot like the period before. Par consequence of Huck Finn’s structure, the era twenty-five years later known as the Progressive Era could also be used as a location for a similar novel. The important aspects of Huck Finn that would go towards any paralleling novel, would be, the elements of a young child torn between their society and themselves, the themes of racial intolerance, and the themes of societal corruption. Like Huck Finn, this novel would be read differently by different people of different descents of the year 1900, and the people of today.
After stating the above, it is important for a discourse on the structure of Huck Finn’s character to take place. Huck Finn is a young boy of about twelve or fourteen, who in addition to feeling a great sense of isolation, which is because he is caught between the
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