Is Huckleberry Finn Still Relevant Today

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“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same” (C. JoyBell C.). Throughout the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck acts in ways that prove him to see all humans as equal. He lives in a society where slavery is expected, and that society is the Deep South of the United States. Apart from slavery, the Deep South has many flaws that are still relevant in societies throughout today’s day and age. In Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, three flaws explored that still affect today are lack of education, as well as lack of equality, and the hunger for wealth. Having an education is important, and Twain depicts why in the novel. “’There,’ says…show more content…
“‘But mind, you said you wouldn’t tell…’ ‘…and I’ll stick to it. Honest injun I will. People would call me a low down Abolitionist… but that don’t make no difference’ (45). Huck honestly believes helping Jim is not right, but he does it anyway because he sees Jim as a friend. Huck is an individual who does not let society bind him into less than what he is. He is a Romantic. Romantics are hard to come by presently. Most everyone in the city or suburbs have little to no Romantic traits. They follow what society gives them and do not try to push the limits. If people had a little bit of Huck in them, life would be more spontaneous, creative, and adventurous. Lastly, people who only seek money in life do not find true happiness and pleasure. Pap, the king, and the duke all live only for the money. “‘You git me that money tomorrow – I want it’” (23). When Pap sees Huck, he does not care about how Huck is becoming more educated. In fact, he tells Huck to quit the whole education business and to give him all of his money, which is a total of around $6,000. Money has corrupted Pap in a way that even makes him uncaring to his own

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