Huckleberry Finn

Freewrite #1: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck Finn, demonstrates that being an individual in society and not always going along with the flow of things is better than conforming. In a society tied down with slavery, Huck was one of the few individuals of his time that saw the humanity in slaves. As a young boy in an impressionable state in his life, Huck was faced with many obstacles in which he had to choose between conforming to other’s beliefs or following his own. When Huck debated whether or not to send a letter to Ms. Watson regarding Jim’s whereabouts, he had to make a choice between what society ...

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a society where whites were viewed as superior to blacks. Having this upbringing resulted in Huck believing that it was wrong for him to, essentially, let Jim escape slavery and become a free man. Huck contemplated as to whether or not to send a letter to Ms. Watson to inform her of Jim’s location. Huck knew that not writing the letter was absolutely disgraceful in society. He also feared that his act would not only be looked down upon by society, but also by God. His fear of hell as well as knowing the social ignominy of letting Jim become a free man still did not convince him that it was the best thing to do to write the letter. Huck recalled all of the times that Jim had stayed watch during Huck’s shift some nights so that Huck could sleep, Jim’s warm greetings whenever he would see Huck, and Jim’s sincere appreciation for Huck’s friendship and loyalty. Regardless of the spiritual and social consequences he thought he may encounter by not writing the letter, he went with ...

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Added: 3/27/2011 03:04:54 PM
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