Huck Finn Final Essay
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Huck found his place throughout the novel, his mind was always shifting and Huck eventually discovers his niche in society. Initially, Huck was ordered by Widow Douglas, and eventually establishes hostility to idea of civilization. Toward the end of novel Huck discovers who he is and where he belongs. The comparison between Hucks philosophies is breathtaking and Mark Twain exposes the complexity of Huck brilliantly.
In chapter I (one) Huck displays his teenage mentality by rebelling authority with saying,
“The Widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldnt stand it no longer, I lit out.”
At the first glance, you might overlook the statement by Huck, and just think he is simply an adolescent playing a routine game. Another game Huck was adamant about was the Tom Sawyer Gang. Huck is running away from rules, civilization and society by not being able to “stand it no longer”. Huck is aspiring to live in an unorganized society, and there is a hint for foreshadowing in his outcry to humanity.
During the conclusion of the book, Huck refers back to one of the driving plots of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, civilization. He says,
“But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I cant stand it. I been there before.”
Huck restates the he will avoid becoming “sivilized” at all cost. After Tom slowly recuperates from his gun shot, Jim becomes a free man and Aunt Sally wants to adopt Huck, he opens up with that statement. Aunt Sallys wants Hucks childhood to revolve around everything she thinks is necessary for