Huck Finn Essay

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Changes Huck Goes Through As A Person In Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck faces many challenges. With these challenges Huck is forced to make tough decisions, which develop his character. In the beginning of the novel Huck escapes from Pap. Huck and a runaway slave Jim sail down the Mississippi River. Huckleberry feels as though he is always right, but by the end of the novel Huck is willing to do anything for anyone including Jim. Because of these experiences Huck gains courage and Maturity. Early in the novel, Widow Douglas and Miss Watson have custody of Huck, an immature boy who cares for no one. Widow Douglas and Miss Watson try to change Huck and teach him right from wrong. Huck and Tom Sawyer are going to start a gang. Tom is a bad influence on Huck and the other kids that are in the gang. Huck comes from a broken family. Huck mother is never spoken of and his dad Pap is a drunk. No one ever told Huck right from wrong and had no discipline. Huck matures throughout the novel because at the end of the book he says, “The first light we see, we’ll land a hundred yards below it or above it, in a place where it’s a good hiding-place for you and the skiff, and then I’ll go and fix up some kind of yarn, and get somebody to go for that gang and get them out of their scrape, so they can be hung when their time comes” (Twain 54). The widow’s belief rubs off on Huck to define Huck own sense of justice and what is right. Widow Douglas made an impression on Huck. Over the course of the Mark Twain’s novel Huck’s opinion of Jim changes. In the beginning Huck does not feel right that he is helping a runaway slave to freedom. When Huck and Jim grow closer Huck explains, “Well, I did. I said I wouldn’t, and I’ll stick to it. Honest injun I will. People would call me a low down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum- but that don’t make no difference. I ain’t going to tell, and I ain’t going back there anyways. So now, le’s know all about it” (Twain