The Worth Of Huckleberry Finn


I feel that Huckleberry Finn is a valuable commentary on the habits
of humanity during that era. Mark Twain set a high standard for future
writers to follow, and at the same time made repeated condescending remarks
about the way people, specifically southern adults, think. Another goal of
his at the time was probably to show people that they were children too,
once, and this was how they thought at that age. Another reason I felt
that this book is valuable is that it shows the feelings of not only the
people, but also of Mark Twain toward slavery and slaves at the time the
book was written.
An example of Mark Twain's feelings toward humanity during the era
can be found in the ...

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of people goes to lynch a man, and end up leaving quietly without
doing anything. This summarizes the basic view Mark Twain held of the
average southern person.
Mark Twain demonstrated the way a child might think when Tom Sawyer
started a band of outlaws in which everyone had to sign an oath in blood in
the beginning of the book. In Tom's band of thieves we see a stubbornness
in Tom whenever anyone tries to disagree with him, and a view of the world
that had a rather loose grasp of reality. An example of this fact would be
the incident where they ambushed the "A-rabs" (who turned out to be a
Sunday school picnic), and the fact that Huck later quit the group because
he was disappointed they hadn't actually killed anybody. At another point
in the book, we see Tom's over-active imagination and romantic view of the
world go into action again with the escape plan for Jim. In this plan, he
says that a good escape should take at least a couple of years, but he
thinks that it ...

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