The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn AP English Essay
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn AP English
The? becoming? of? age? novel? Huckleberry? Finn? by? Mark? Twain? follows? the? progression? of? Huck? Finn’s? response? to? “sivilization”.? Miss? Watson? and? Widow? Douglass? struggle? in? their? attempt? to? give? Huck? a? respectful? upbringing,? but? having? an? absent? father? leads? him? to? make? his? own? decisions.? Huck? has? never? had? an? opportunity? to? learn? the? basic? fundamentals? of? the? civilization? surrounding? him.?
Therefore? leaving? him? to? create? his? morals? based? off? of? first? hand? experience.? Huck’s? reaction? to? influences? trying? to? civilize? him? go? against? everything? he? has? learned? from? his? gut? feelings,? the? question? is? which? one? is? right??
Throughout? the? course? of? the? novel? Huck? faces? the? necessary? opportunities? to? make? the? important? choices? that? develop? his? independent? moral? center? while? discovering? what? is? right? and? wrong.? ? To? begin,? Huck’s? father? is? an? alcoholic? and? does? not? care? for? him? the? way? he? should,? leaving? him? to? stay? with? Miss? Watson? and? Widow?
Douglas.? At? Miss? Watson’s? house? her? slave? Jim? the? second? main? character? is? introduced.? Huck? is? raised? in? the? same? way? every? other? white? boy? is,? growing? up? around? the? idea? that? slavery? is? a? societal? norm.? After? Huck? receives? money? he? and? his? best? friend,?
Tom? Sawyer,? discover? Huck’s? father? makes? an? uninvited? appearance? to? rob? his? son? of? all? his? earnings.? Huck’s? Pap? does? whatever? is? in? his? power? to? get? a? hold? of? the? money? after? Huck? gave? Judge? Thatcher? his? wealth? in? exchange? for? a? dollar.? Pap? takes? Huck? away? and? hold? him? in? isolation? far? in? a? cabin? in? the? woods.?
The? little? trust? Huck? had? put? into? his? society? has? vanished? because? of? the? continuous? failure? in? the? protection? the? system? should? provide.? Huck?? comes? to? the? brave? decision? to? escape? and? venture? out? on? his? own? down? the?
Mississippi? to? escape? civilization’s? illogical? expectations.? ? ?Reflecting,? the? duration? of? his? stay? with? the? widow? and? Miss? Watson? Huck? learns? to? fear? the? act? of? becoming? civilized? because? civilization? is? a? loss? of? freedom.? Even? civil? Miss? Watson? the? devout? Christian? thinks? nothing? of? being? a? slave? owner.? The? morals? presented? by? society? is? nothing?
Huck? wants? to? be? apart? of.? After? the? return? of? his? Pap? Huck? is? under? constant? mental? and? physical? abuse? and? Judge? Thatcher? and? Widow? Douglas? fight? for? custody,? but? the? new? judge? in? town? does? little? to? help? Huck.? Based? off? the? poor? decision? making? of? the? town? wisdom? and? morality? is? questionable? among? higher? authorities.?
The? allowed? cruelty? that? Huck? is? forced? to? endure? confuses? the? concept? of? good? and? bad,? right? and? wrong,? moral? and? immoral.? How? can? a? world? filled? with? so? much? cruelty? be? social? correct?? ? At? the? beginning? of? the? novel? Huck,? Tom? and? a? few? other? boys? decided? to? create? a? gang.?
A? gang? that? consists? of? stealing? and? killing? people? without? a? care? of? what? happens? as? a? result.? These? thoughts? came? from? young? boys? who? thought? nothing? about? others? lives? and? the? consequences? that? come? shortly? behind.? Immaturity? at? their? age? is? very? prominent? in? the? words? they? use? to? express? themselves.?
Huck’s? inexperience? with? death? quickly? changes? after? his? escape.? Huck? and? Jim? both? in? search? for? freedom? have? been? newly? alienated? from? society? on? finding? Jackson? Island.? The? worry? free? dreamlike? setting,? is? a? safe? peaceful? place? where? food? is? abundant.?
After? both? making? a? break? from? society? the? independence? they? both? have? discovered? gives? them? a? chance? to? get? to? know? each? other? as? men,? rather? in? the? white? boy? to? slave? setting.? The? lack? of? hypocrisy? and? society? injustice? on? the? island? is? a? paradise? neither? of? them? are? willing? to? give? up.? Seeing? the? murdered? man? in? the? floating? house? is? a? reminder? that? they? are? not? isolated? from? the? world.? Jim? wholeheartedly? intercepts? the? view? between?
Huck? and? the? dead? man,? doing? his? best? to? keep? Huck’s? youth? and? emotion? in? tact.? This? person? we? discover? at? the? end? of? the? novel? in? his? father? and? as? a? result? Huck? and? Jim? spend? their? time? on? the? raft.? The? raft? is? a? haven? of? brotherhood? and? equality,? as? both? are? looking? for? refuge? and? peace? from? a? society? that? has? treated? them? poorly.?
The? time? Huck? spent? having? conversations? with? Jim? were? the? most? valuable? to? him? in? the? process? of? his? growth.? Discovering? the? only? true? difference? between? them? was? the? color? of? their? skin.? ? In? particular,? the? experience? of? Huck? meeting? the? Duke? and? the? Kind? causes?
Huck’s? moral? transformation.? After? drifting? down? the? river? with? the? two? frequent? liars? Huck? creates? and? understanding? of? how? truly? wrong? it? is? to? lie? and? steal.? Prompting? Huck? to? change? his? actions?? thus? comprehending? the? wrong? he? would? have? been? doing? in? Tom? Sawyer’s? gang.?
When? first? introduced? to? these? men? Huck,? Jim,? and? the? reader? are? trusting? knowing? the? King? has? “done? considerable? in? the? doctoring? way? in? [his]? time”? (92).? The? readers? is? experiencing? the? coming? of? age? alongside? huck? growing? with? him? and? making? the? same? mistakes,?whether? it? is? trusting? the?
Duke? and? the? King? or? encouraging? Huck’s? lying? in? chaotic? situations.? It? is? the? King? and? Duke? that? illustrate? the? pain? lies? can? put? someone? through,? especially? after? pretending? to? be? family? of? Peter? Wilks? who? had? just? past? leaving? money? for? his? family.? It? is? clear? to? Huck? that? the? robbers? are? a? perfect? representation? of? the? greed? and? fraud? that? occurs? in? civilization.? This? civilization? Huck? is? suppose? to? return? to? is? “enough? to? make? a? body? ashamed? of? the? human? race. ”? (162)? ? To? conclude,?
Huck’s? journey? with? Jim? alongside? evolves? his? character? into? discovering? the? desired? moral? compass.? Pointing? him? away? from? societies? norms? and? to? a? place? filled? with? moral? independence.? To? be? clear,? Huck? no? longer? wants? to? “tie? Jim? to? the? tree? for? fun,”? (4)? he? recognizes? the? feelings? and? intelligence? a? slave? can? have.?
Ensuring? there? should? be? no? difference? in? the? way? whites? and? blacks? should? be? treated.? Huck? had? come? full? circle? after? his? journey? down? the? Mississippi,? putting? his? life? on? the? line? for? a? black? just? as? he? would? have? done? for? any? of? his? friends.? Civilization? had? never? been? correct? in? the? way? generations? of? children? have? been? raised,? no? one? is? born? racist.? In? this? sense? it’s? true? that? Huck? never? lost? this? aspect? of? himself,? knowing? deep? down? that? all? men? were? created? equal.?
“It? was? fifteen? minutes? before? I? could? work? myself? up? to? go? to? humble? myself? to? a? nigger? but? I? done? it,? and? I? warn’t? ever? sorry? for? it? afterwards,? neither.? I? didn’t? do? him? no? more? mean? tricks,? and? I? wouldn’t? done? that? one? if? I’d? knowed? it? would? make? him? feel? that? way. ”? (65