Huckleberry Finn Compare And Contrast

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The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain captures the controversy of slavery during the 1800s as well as the debate on what type of morality is essentially “right”. This book focuses on a young boy named Huck Finn who tries to overcome all of the prejudices and moral prohibitions that society has created. Huck is determined to defy society and its restrictions. When comparing Huck to myself, we share many traits as well as some differences between us. Huck and I differ because we grew up in different environments and circumstances. However, we have some similarities such as our need to be independent and how we are both essentially realists.
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It gives us an opportunity to experience individualism and to discover ourselves. We don’t necessarily depend on others, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t like the company of a companion sometimes. Just like Huck, I find being outdoors to be relaxing because it’s an escape from society and your troubles: “We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft” (116).
Finally, another common trait between Huck and I include how we are both realists and view things as it is. Similarly, we view things as they really are, whether if it’s bad or good. We have a firm grip on reality and try not to let what others have said to affect us and our thoughts. Huck uses facts and past events, rather than hopeful feelings and wishes to predict the future. just like I would. Sometimes, I tend to be a negative person because when I know that a certain situation will most likely end negatively, I can’t think positive and hold on to just hopeful feelings. I would much rather just face the facts and deal with it and I believe Huck would do the same thing as well. An...

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