It is clear from the very beginning of the book that the character Huck comes from a background that is near the bottom of white society. His father is a drunk that has a negative impact on him as he comes and goes from his life as he pleases. Huck is very often found struggling to find a place to live and is sometimes stuck on the streets. Huck is a very independent person who resist to changes within himself and we see this through the failed attempts of Widow Douglas to try and change him. Huck has a very weak connection with the true facts of society and is often found to be skeptical of the ideas that the world passes to him. Huck is a younger man in this story and his main goal was that of helping Jim become free.
Hucks childhood left him as a young rebel with his own independent way of doing things. He truly has no sense of what can be found as right and what is found to be wrong. “It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming. I shoved the whole thing out of my head, and said I would take up wickedness again, which was in my line, being brung up to it, and the other warn’t. And for a starter I would go to work and steal Jim out of slavery again; and if I could think up anything worse, I would do that, too; because as long as I was in, and in for good, I might as well go the whole hog.(Chapter 31)” He helps a slave named Jim escape slavery and head north to freedom. The story is about their journey on the path.
I truly believe that huck was set up to fail and was never truly given a chance to do anything based on his childhood and how he was brought up. He does a great job at defying these odds and making great use of his life through his sense of independence and lack of listening to the rest of society. So overall i think that Huck had a very positive effect on this story and lived up to his maximum ability.
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