The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: Survival In Society



In literature, authors have created characters that have traits
that contributes to their survival in society. The qualities of shredders,
adaptability, and basic human kindness enables the character Huckleberry
Finn, in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn to survive
in his environment. The purpose of this paper is to depict the importance
of these traits or qualities to his survival.
Huckleberry Finn is able to confront complex situations because he
is shrewd. Nothing is more natural or more necessary than his ability to
lie. In certain situations I will discuss how he must lie because the
circumstances forced him to deception and lies and evasions are the ...

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by his father. Protecting himself was his number one priority;
he knew that if his father got the money he would get drunk and in return
would abuse him. His father drunkenness become a threat to his life later
on in the story and by stopping him from getting the money, he stopped his
father from being an abuser at that point and time.
Pap, Huck's father returns to town to get custody of his son
because he here of Huck's fortune, finally resorting to the kidnapping.
Huck is locked in the cabin when Pap is not around; once he was locked up
for three days. At this point and time Huck was being neglected and abuse;
his father had no idea what his abusive behavior was doing to Huck until he
escapes. Pap became so abusive(not realizing it because of he is always
drunk), that he almost kills his son in the cabin, thinking he was the
angel of death. This incident forces Huck to realize that his father is an
immediate threat to his life and he must escape. His plan to escape is ...

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from a passing steamboat. He
is welcomed into the Grangerford's home because his identity and story is
convincible. After a day there, Huck forgets his new name. Understanding
Buck, the youngest of the family, desire to show off, Huck gets him to
spell his name revealing his new identity. Getting Buck to spell his name
because he understands his personality, is just one of Huck's qualities
that help him to survive on the frontier.
The adaptability of Huck Finn is marked throughout the novel. He is
extremely adaptable and can tolerate living with the widow, his father, and
in the Grangerford's home. Toleration of the best and worst situations
seems to be one of his best ...

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