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To live with fear and not be afraid is the greatest sign of maturity If this is true then Mark Twains Huck Finn is the greatest example of maturity Huck is the narrator of Twains book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the book Huck a young boy from the American South travels down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave The two encounter many adventures and meet many different people Along the way not only does Huck mature but he also becomes a kind and loyal person sometimes going against the values of society This is shown through his many experiences with the Duke and the King the Peter Wilks scam and Jim Huck displays his kindness when he picks up two strangers and lets them travel with him and Jim Here comes a couple of men tearing up the pathThey begged me to save their lives and wanted to jump right inI saysWade down to me and get in 19 These two men are complete strangers and Huck knows that they are being chased so they are obviously troublemakers Yet he takes them in and welcomes them aboard showing great compassion Later the two men lie to Huck and Jim Huck does not say a thing though he realizes they are lying But I never said nothing never let on kept it to myself its the best way then you dont have no quarrels and dont get into no troubleI hadnt no objections long as it would keep peace in the family 19 It is now clear to Huck that these men are not going to be a blessing to him and Jim Still he never says a thing and just wants to have a friendly atmosphere between all of them He goes as far as to refer to them as family Huck even treats liars with kindness and concern More of Hucks kindness is shown during
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