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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 Ireckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest because Aunt Sallyshes 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 hasseen first handHucks early doubts of the civilized world all started with Pap During mostof his childhood Huck had been abused both physically and mentally by hisredneck guardian Pap This man had walked into and out of Hucks life onnumerous occasions He was the only father figure in Hucks life and failedmiserably at the job Pap was the first representation of civilization to Huck and itwas a sour one It was also civilization that awarded custody of Huck to Pap Hehad been screwed over too many times by the civilized world and that was themain reason he decided to leave homeHuck ran from his troubles at home down the Mississippi River The riveris where he found his sanctuary Jim and Huck were always safe independentand free out on the raft It seemed that every time they would go to shoresomething negative involving civilization would arise The dark side of humannature and suffering would meet up with the two of them They always stumbledupon the under-belly of societyThe symbol of human suffering was the Grangerfords family When Huckfound himself in front of their farm after the ship wreck his first impression was apositive 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 by Emmeline Grangerford who died when shewas fourteen are of rather morbid subjects She was a messed up child that camefrom a bizarre disturbed family They had a feudal
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