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In the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Huck decides to reject civilization At the end of the story Aunt Sally wants to civilize him but he refuses He says I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me civilize me and I cant stand it Ive been there before Huck decides to choose against society because of all the harsh realities that he has seen first hand Hucks early doubts of the civilized world all started with Pap During most of his childhood Huck had been abused both physically and mentally by his redneck guardian Pap This man had walked into and out of Hucks life on numerous occasions He was the only father figure in Hucks life and failed miserably at the job Pap was the first representation of civilization to Huck and it was a sour one It was also civilization that awarded custody of Huck to Pap He had been screwed over too many times by the civilized world and that was the main reason he decided to leave home Huck ran from his troubles at home down the Mississippi River The river is where he found his sanctuary Jim and Huck were always safe independent and free out on the raft It seemed that every time they would go to shore something negative involving civilization would arise The dark side of human nature and suffering would meet up with the two of them They always stumbled upon the under-belly of society The symbol of human suffering was the Grangerfords family When Huck found himself in front of their farm after the ship wreck his first impression was a positive one He thought that the Grangerfords were a pleasant normal family However the dark secrets that existed within the family could make skin crawl The paintings and writings made
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