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Mark Twain uses Huck in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to express his pessimistic views on Southern Society during the Reconstruction time period He asserts his opinions on human values such as greed and racism and shows his ridiculing views on religion and government institutions Twain obviously was dissatisfied with the overall ethics of humanity and cleverly used a teenage boy to state his disagreement with the Souths moral principles One moral value that that Twain addressed was the greediness of Americans Early in the story Huck is abducted by his greedy father He only returned to get a piece of Hucks fortune Also while traveling on the Mississippi Jim saw the dead body of Hucks father on the floating houseboat but failed to mention it to Huck Its a dead man Yes indeedy naked too Hes ben shot in de back I reckn hes ben dead two er three days Come in Huck but doann look at his face-its too gashlyJicm throwed some old rags over him but he neednt done it Twain 60 He was scared that if Huck were to have known his father died he would return back home and snitch on Jim This particular event showed the reader that even the most caring people have a little greed inside of them The incident on the Walter Scott with the thieves also demonstrated the greed of man When the robbers are about to leave greed interrupted their escape And when the robbers go back inside to get money they had left behind Huck and Jim steal their raft and float away When Huck met two slave-catchers and lies to them that he has his smallpox infected father onboard they immediately give Huck forty dollars to leave town Keep away boy-keep to looardYour paps got the smallpox and you know it precious well Why didnt you come out and say so Do you want to spread it all over Twain 107
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