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A Literary Analysis of Moral Development in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
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MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN THE GREAT GATSBYMoral Development according to the Websters dictionary means an improvement or progressive procedure taken to be a more ethical person and to distinctly differentiate between right and wrong The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby both pose as pieces of literature that vividly portray moral development through the narrators point of view Mark Twain the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn wants the reader to see and focus on the search for freedom As on the other hand Francis Scott Fitzgerald author of Great Gatsby wants you to see the American Dream which is a freedom as well a socio-economic freedomThese authors have chosen their narrators well as we see a significant number of action that have brought them to be ethically developed Narration in a story is important and is usually told by a main character These narrators face a world of confusion a world of fear a world of adventure and most of all a world of opportunity By these things I mean that Nick Caraway and Huckleberry Finn have a chance to mature as time progresses though the novel and then make a remarkable move to end up as a hero The narrators of The Great Gatsby and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn develop morally as the relate the story that reflects each ones position in society Shah 2The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald is narrated by Nick Caraway Nick is a sophisticated observer of character who starts out as an amoral person His character is a very peculiar one because he is somewhat neutral though this whole story especially without condemning others of what they dont have Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world havent had the advantages youve had This advice was given to Nick by his father which stuck to him ever since This quote reflects a
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