Huck Finn Research Paper

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Wealth often represents measurements of success. Individuals regard each other based on measurement for success. Huck Finn establishes what success truly is. The conclusions he draws, although a young boy, sheds new light not only then but also in modern society. Wealth isn't a physical state, but a mental understanding of what man is worth, social implements of stereotypical views, and character developments. The values of man has been put on trial numerous times throughout history. This battle is clear as Huck emotionally contemplates social normality, determining Jim's fate as a runaway slave, “I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: 'All right then, I’ll go to hell'—and tore it up.”Huck isn't a defenseless child anymore, but an individual in thought and action. The realization of turning Jim in, over the thought that looks, specifically skin color, do not define human character become a proactive thought, put into action by Huck. The choice to be an individual often goes against the typical sociological views, leading to the…show more content…
Huck and Jim both have something in their character that society is insufficient in... loyalty, “ "White genlman dat ever kep' his promise to ole Jim (16, 16),” Huck is respectable because of the fact he stays true to his word, and doesn't take the opportunities he's given for advantage. Society rattles, but doesn't shake Huck... the circumstances he was put through developed him into an individual who is self sufficient. As the novel progresses Huck evolves from boy to man, obtaining the ability to advocate justice to Jim. In return for Huck's moral development, Jim is a fatherly figure to Huck. Together they push through character blocks, leveling out, and or covering, each others strengths and

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