Is Huckleberry Finn Still Relevant Today

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” (Robin Williams) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is said to be one of the most controversial novels because of the ideas of life in the 1800s on conformity and the way of life that are still relevant in today’s society. There are always issues in every time period most of the time it’s the same issues of the progression of ideas. In Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, these ideas of the right way of living are explored in human nature, slavery, individualism and conformity, these are still relevant today. Human nature in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is all in all shameful. Twain uses Huck as a prime example of an uneducated youth that…show more content…
Twains Huck Finn does a great job of showing slavery from a broader range of just the stereotypical image of slavery: an African American under control of a white master. Twain shows how southern society as a whole is enslaved to the intolerance of new ideas. In this delusional culture it is frowned upon to look at slaves as nothing more than a piece of property. Unwittingly aligning himself however it must be noted that he is just following the southern ideals. But then Huck experiences a revelation at the end when he sees Jim as more than just property; Jim becomes a close friend and father figure. “All right then, I'll go to hell!” (Huck Finn pg. 189) This was when Huck finally Brakes through from seeing Jim for more than a slave. Slavery is still relevant in today’s world by even a progressive society such as the United States of America. Accepting new ideas and wanting to stay true to the misguided ideas of their past eras. For instance, the LGBTQ agenda, slowly people have been becoming more tolerant but there are still lots of people that feel it is an abomination to society and most of the time it’s by their upbringing men and women who were taught to not see them as fluke of society or alienation. Like how men and women were just raised to see slaves as

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