Huckleberry Finn: A Good Role Model



"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" gives a visual look at the time in
which the author Samuel Clemens lived. He explains how he felt about his life
through the eyes of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn has
many adventures that teach him life lessons we can learn from today. Although
there are differing opinions on whether Huck Finn is a good role model for
today's young people, I will explain why I think he is.
Huck is a good role model for several reasons. First, he believes that
slavery is wrong. He believes in treating people equally regardless of color.
When Huck sees the widow's runaway slave Jim on Jackson's Island, he has mixed
emotions about what he ...

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knows that Jim's family needs him. In today's language, Huckleberry's reaction
to Jim's situation would reflect what Spock of Star Trek says, “The needs of the
many outweigh the needs of the few.”
An illustration of another positive side of Huck shows us that he has a
good and true heart, and the best intentions even though they may not turn out
right. For example, the widow tells Huck to pray for the dinner they are having.
Huck's interpretation is, “God thank you for the meal and if you get the chance,
please let me catch a big catfish.” The widow tells Huck that he shouldn't pray
for material things. Huck disagrees because his Sunday School teacher teaches
him to pray to God for what you want, and it will be granted. The widow tells
him that the teacher is talking about spiritual things. He still disagrees, and
is sent to his room. Even though his intentions are the best, he still comes up
short; but he keeps on trying.
Finally, Huckleberry Finn thinks life is precious ...

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