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Mark Mr Lorber Junior English-8 December 11 2000 Changing Your Mind The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is based on a young boys coming of age in Missouri of the mid-1800s The adventures Huck Finn works into while floating down the Mississippi River can depict many serious issues that occur on the dry land of civilization better known as society As these somber events following the Civil War are told through the young eyes of Huckleberry Finn he unknowingly develops morally from both the conforming and non-comforming influences surrounding him on his journey to freedom Hucks moral evolution begins before he ever sets foot on the raft down the Mississippi His mother is deceased while his father customarily sleeps with the pigs in a drunken state Huck grows up following his own rules until he moves in with the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson Together the women attempt to sivilize Huck by making him attend school study religion and act in a way the women find socially acceptable However Hucks free-spirited soul keeps him from joining the constraining and lonely life the two women have in store for him It is after Huck Finn escapes to Jackson Island that he meets the most influential character of the novel Jim Hucks conscience reminds him that he is a low-down and dirty abolitionist for helping Jim run away from his owner but Huck does not see that he is on the same path for freedom like Jim A morality check comes across Huck as he stumbles onto the criminals on the steamboat Huck shows development of character by tricking the watchman into going back to the boat to save the robbers Even
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