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A Look at the Moral Maturation of Huck Finn in the Novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Moral Maturation of Huck Finn Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about an adolescent boy named Huckleberry Finn In this early stage of his life Huckleberry is taught many of lifes lessons that will help him deal with events that may occur later on in his life 1 Huck fakes his death in order to be freed by running away from his alcoholic father and his caretaker Widow Douglas and also to escape from being sivilized 2 Huck learns the necessity of why and when to apologize 3 He begins to understand the evil in slavery and he realizes that he must follow his own conscience in his actions towards Jim His life begins to change when he is faced with many moral struggles along the way He has to fight against societys views which conflict with his views Throughout the novel Huck Finn becomes more self-reliant and mature At the beginning of the novel Huck has grown tired of dealing with society and what society thinks is right and civilized He says The Widow Douglas she took me for her son and allowed she would sivilize meI got into my old rags and my sugar hogshead again and was free and satisfied Huck prefers living free and being able to think what he wants rather than being sivilized To add Huck is able to stay away from Pap who is an alcoholic and an abusive father Unfortunately Pap kidnaps Huck from Widow Douglas and takes him to a cabin deep in the woods Here Huck enjoys the freedom He can smoke laze around swear and in general do what he wants to do However as he did with the Widow Huck begins to become dissatisfied with this life Pap is too handy with the hickory and Huck soon realizes that he will have to escape from the cabin if he wishes to remain alive As a result of
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