Huck is the protagonist in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck is a thirteen-year-old boy born in Petersburg Missouri. Huck rejects society and does want to live the normal civilized life that everybody tries to have in society. Huck proves this by saying this to Aunt Sally “I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt sally she’s going to adopt me and civilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.”(Twain 260). This proves that Huck does not want to live the ordinary life that society has set in stone. Huck wants a life where he is responsible free and able to do whatever he pleases. The whole book is centered around Huck growth as a human being and being able to grow a conscience. Huck is motivated on what he thinks is the right thing to do for example when Huck and Jim go from town to town stealing fruit he feels bad that they are stealing so he justifies his actions by putting some of the fruit back. This shows that since huck can justify that he is stealing fruit and putting some back that it is the right thing to do but in reality stealing anything at all is a wrong thing to do. Huck has the biggest impacted on Jim because there were so many times in the book where Huck saved Jim from being caught like when a group of men wanted to look at the raft to find runaway slaves Huck and Jim by making up a story saying his dad was on the raft with smallpox. The group of men kindly didn’t want to look at the raft anymore. Huck Finn is an interesting character to observe in growth but I do not like the overall character because at the end I didn’t feel like Huck learned anything with the time he had spent with Jim. what I’m trying to say is that Huck would own slaves of his own if he had the choice. I feel that the only reason Huck see Jim as a human is because Jim and Huck have gone through so many hardships so Huck can see that Jim is a human but Huck why not apply that to other African Americans.
Where do you see Huck in 10 years?
will he become more knowledgeable?
Do you think Jim and Huck will ever unite again and go own new adventures?
What do you think happened to the Duke and King?
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