Comparative Essay

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The books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Future of Us by Jay Asher are able to show that friendship is powerful enough to be stronger than the outside forces, such as society. Friendship enables people to accomplish many things such as, escaping from an uncivilized society, or helping each other to get rid of the greed they have, through hardship and fun. Even when people run into trouble, the authors suggest that when friends stick together, they have the capability to accomplish their goals.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim together go through many hardships but no matter what happens, they stick together, and never abandon each other. When Huck and Jim find each other on the island, they realize that with what they have, they are able to make a basic camp. "No! W'y, what has you lived on? But you got a gun. Oh, yes, you got a gun. Dat's good. Now you kill sumfn en I'll make up de fire." (Twain, 1884) Huck has a gun and Jim has the fire. Alone, they’re not as effective (although Jim would be able to have warmth) but together, they have the means to find food, heat, and companionship.
Huck and Jim stick together even though society at that time looks down upon a white, educated child, working with a slave; their power of friendship is stronger than the social norms of society. When Huck sees Jim, he is overjoyed. “Well, I warn't long making him understand I warn't dead. I was ever so glad to see Jim. I warn't lonesome now. I told him I warn't afraid of HIM telling the people where I was. I talked along, but he only set there and looked at me; never said nothing” (Twain, 1884) Huck may enjoy his stay on the island, but he is lonely. He is glad to see Jim because he already considers Jim a friend. His quote “I warn’t afraid of HIM telling the people where I was” (Twain, 1884) means that he does not care if people know that he is with Jim. Huck and Jim demonstrates what friendship is able to do.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t the only book that demonstrates the power of friendship in its text.The Future of Us shows that with friendship, people are able to create a fundamental change in their friend’s...

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