Huckelberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1166 words - 5 pages

Everywhere around the world there are people being hateful towards one another. Everyday there are new crimes to be reported on the news of people dying or of laws being broken. As time goes by in present day life and in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the bitter ways of people are demonstrated time and time again. People have been evil to one another for ages in many different ways. There are many murders, abuses, and frauds all around the world today. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, illustrates man's cruelty to one another in many ways. Huckleberry Finn illustrates man's cruelty to one another through murder. A man named Boggs comes galloping into town and creates a ruckus. Colonel Sherburn, a respected member of the town, asks Boggs to calm down and when he won't, Sherburn shoots him. After Sherburn shoots Boggs, the town people go after him and surround his house threatening him. The town wants to lynch him, creating another murder, but Sherburn mananged to convince them they were all cowards and was let alone. Another murder was Huck's father, Pap. While on the raft going down the Mississippi river, Huck and Jim come across a floating house with a dead body in it. Jim see's that it is Pap, and Pap is shot in the back. Jim doesn't tell Huck that it is Pap's dead body at the time because he doesn't want him to know who it is. A final example would be when Huck was staying with the Grangerfords. Huck knew that their family was fueding with the Shepherdsons family. There had been a few people that had died in the past because of the fued. During Huck's stay there, Harney Shepherdson and Sophia Grangerford run away together. This happening intensifies the fueding between the two families. The two families get into a heated fight because of this and Buck, Buck's father, and Buck's two brothers are killed. "It made me so sick I most fell out of the tree. I ain't a-going to tell all that happened--it would make me sick again if I was to do that. I wished I hadn't ever come ashore that night to see such things" (115). Many people in the book were killed because of extreme cruelty to one another. The book also demonstrates cruelty to one another by child abuse. Huck, being our main character, is a prime example of child abuse in this story. Huck's father Pap, is a drunk who has a very short temper with Huck. Pap had abandoned Huck a long time ago and left him with no parents. Huck was adopted by the Widow Douglas, who tries to help Huck. Another example of child abuse dealing with Pap and Huck, is when Pap takes Huck away to a deserted cabin in the woods to spite the Widow Douglas, and in doing so abuses Huck. Huck is left at the cabin locked in and alone on many occasions, sometimes for days at a time. Pap goes out to get alcohol and when he gets drunk he beats Huck. One time after falling asleep drunk, Pap wakes up and chases Huck around the house with a knife trying to kill him. "He chased me round and round the...

Find Another Essay On Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain

An Analysis of "The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn" by Mark Twain. The analysis on the themes of the book

621 words - 2 pages Mark Twain reveals a young boy becoming a man in his novel called "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The boy, Huck, journeys on the waters and banks of the Mississippi River. Huck's existence on the raft teaches him about life as it really is. Whenever he goes on shore, he sees the cruelty of society. When he returns to the raft, he feels the peace of nature and the caring emotions of the black slave that shares his journey. The novel

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

821 words - 3 pages In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck, the main character, attempts to establish his identity. Huck explores many identities that appeal to him throughout the story, such as a religious and "sivilized" life with the Widow Douglas, a violent and irrational life with the Grangerfords, and a dishonest and imposturous life with the Duke and King. However, by assimilating to others, Huck essentially neglects his true morals, beliefs

Morality in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

1125 words - 5 pages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an excellent study of morality. The main character, Huck, encounters people like Widow Douglas, Mary Jane, Susan, Joanna, and Aunt Sally who serve as foils for Huck throughout the novel. Huck in encountering these foils is able to decipher moral decisions that are plagued by civilizing influences. One instance is where Huck is touched by Aunt Sally’s genuine concern of him and “Sid” that Huck

Environmental Influences: "Huckleberry Finn" By Mark Twain

542 words - 3 pages Our beliefs are shaped and changed by our surroundings and the environment in which we live. One may see this aspect of human nature in Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" in chapters XIV-XVI. Circumstances place Huck and Jim living with one another for days. When Huck becomes obligatorily immersed in this close relationship with Jim, Huck’s beliefs regarding friendship and thoughtfulness toward others change from those of a typical

Racism in Huck Finn by Mark Twain

663 words - 3 pages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is an excellent example of racism in literature, because it uses language describing African Americans which goes beyond satire. It treats them as objects and perpetuates stereotypes. It does not expose and deal with racism, as many advocates of its reading claim, but encourages an attitude of superiority that is unnecessary and intolerable. In order to rid ourselves from this racism, African

It is an overview of the adventures of huckelberry finn written by mark twain, discusses characters and audiences that the book appeals to, refrences and sourced

1269 words - 5 pages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: OverviewCritic: Guy A. CardwellSource: Reference Guide to American Literature, 3rd ed., edited by Jim Kamp, St. James Press, 1994Criticism about: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), also known as: Samuel Clemens, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Sieur Louis de Conte, Quentin Curtius Snodgrass, Thomas Jefferson SnodgrassMark Twain conceived of what became Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the summer of 1875, began

"Huckleberry Finn" By Mark Twain: Racism In Huck Finn

979 words - 4 pages Many people think that Huckleberry Finn is a racist novel and they have even gone as far as banning the novel from certain schools. They base this view on the fact that the word "nigger" is used very often and they see the black people being portrayed in a degrading way to show that they are inferior to the white society. Contrary to this idea, Huckleberry Finn is not a racist novel. Mark Twain actually attacks racism by satirizing the lifestyle

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

1340 words - 5 pages its a rattling good one too." Others have judged it as more than rattling good. Ernest Hemingway remarked that "all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn."Because Huck tells his story himself, the stylistic richness is immeasurably deepened by the rhythms, intonations, and choice of words of this magnificent child. His fresh handling of the materials and techniques of backwoods story-tellers is the

Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

1307 words - 6 pages protects Jim too. If Huck Finn was a racist book Huck and Jim wouldn’t have the friendship they have in the story. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain should still be taught in schools because it is not a not a racist book and it is important to be taught in school because it teaches students the reality of what happened during the pre-civil war times. Another reason why is it should still be taught in school is because if

Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

1176 words - 5 pages be helping their cause. At the beginning of Huck Finn, Mark Twain lays out the parameter in which the book should and is read under by stating, "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot"(Twain 9). Twain, in a satirical manner, already set the tone for the book. If readers are trying to understand the

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

1919 words - 8 pages still remained embedded in the minds of thousands of Americans. In 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, was published. The book tells the adventures of a boy, Huckleberry Finn, while he helps free a slave, Jim. Throughout the narrative, young Huck faces multiple dilemmas over the issue of slavery and racism; ultimately, he continues to help Jim escape though he is faced with constant opposition to that decision. In

Similar Essays

This Essay Is A Critique Of The Book The Adventures Of Huckelberry Finn By Mark Twain

845 words - 3 pages man but he does know a lot such as when it is going to rain by the way the birds act. He also keeps Huck from leaving him and going back to the widow by not letting him see his dead father in the drifting house. A quote from Julius Lester that expresses his view on how racist and immoral the book is, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not the axe; it is the frozen sea, immoral in its major premises, one of which demeans blacks and insults

Mark Twain And His Humor..Explaining The Satire Mark Twain Used While Writing Huckelberry Finn

917 words - 4 pages " 'Humor,' Mark Twain once wrote while in a different mode, 'is only a fragrance, a decoration. If it is really to succeed in survival, it must surreptitiously teach and preach.' "(qtd. Howells 211). Mark Twain exposes the evil in society by satirizing the institutions of religion, education and slavery. One of Twains many techniques in writing involve his way of making a point without one knowing whether or not he is kidding. He satirizes

Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

2802 words - 11 pages Huckleberry Finn is one of the most controversial novels in history. It is the fifth most challenged book in United States history (About Mark Twain). It tells the tale of a young boy and a slave who venture across the Mississippi river. At the time, this was considered immoral and unheard of. The author of this story is Mark Twain. Twain was born as Samuel Clemens, but later, after he began writing, he took on the pen name of Mark Twain

Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

659 words - 3 pages Twain is trying to get across.Finally, I'm against the censorship of Huckleberry Finn because the censors didn't give the novel a chance. Several students said that they were offended at first, but got over it once they got more into the book. You have to look at this novel as a whole, not by passages or words. The people who criticize Huckleberry Finn don't look at all the positive aspects of it. The critics see the word nigger and quickly say