Setting throughout Huck Finn: South

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Setting throughout Huck Finn: South

"Doan' you 'member de house dat was float'n down de river, en dey wuz a man in dah, kivered up, en i went in en unkivered him and didn' let you come in? Well, den, you k'n git yo' money when you wants it; kase dat wuz him."

Twains purpose of Huck Finn is to educate southern boys how not all black slaves fit the stereotype of being timid servants. Jim is a loyal friend to Huck and is one of the wisest people throughout the story which is suppose to have an effect on the thoughts of these boys reading th story. By making Tom the reason Huck becomes oblivious to Jim's well being, the readers are suppose to feel sympathy for Jim and hatred for the way Tom treats him. Basically Mark Twain's purpose of Huck Finn is to get young Southern white boys to grow up with the mentality that not all blacks are bad people that should be mistreated.

Setting throughout Huck Finn: South

Does society affect the way people view things?

Should you trust someone just because they are your friend?

Jim knew Huck's father was dead and this is the perfect example for the type of person that he is. He stepped up to the plate and acted as a fatherly symbol to Huck because that is just the type of person he is, no matter how Huck treated him he made sure Huck was taught what was wrong and what was right and protected him from society.

Huck was all over the place throughout this story. He has come a long way from the reckless boy he was in the beginning, but he returned to that adventurous and careless person when his daring best friend Tom Sawyer returned into his life. Huck seems to be intimidated by Tom and all the persistence and dedication he puts forward into a devious plot which causes Huck to agree with everything he does.

Twain's purpose of making this book take place throughout southern society is to serve as a learning experience for Huck. With Huck traveling with Jim, a runaway slave, Huck begins to learn other southerner's point of view on the topic of slavery. The south contains many people that support slavery and Huck learns throughout his journey how not all people treat their slaves with care and that some people are actually considerate toa slaves feelings and well being. Huck grew up in a place with two seperate personalities, and traveling throughout the South gives Huck a seperate opinion on slavery, to expand and each him about how society reacts to slavery.

Jim, despite black stereotypes has shown to be the most prominent character when it comes to being kind and wise. Even though the typical slave would despise the white race because of their treatment towards blacks, Jim follows his own rules and has proven to be a trustworthy and loving man. Tom takes advantage of Jim and it takes Jim saving his life for Tom to give up the act.

Huck was beginning to become a changed person for the greater good. The beginning was a little shaky but eventually Huck improved his morality and personality while observing strong inspiring characters such as Mary Jane, Aunt Phelps, and Jim. His onlt undoing is Tom Sawyer. Tom has been a no good trouble maker from the start and has been a bad influence on Huck. He is oblivious to whats wrong or right because his sense of adventure blinds him.When Tom returned, Huck began to turn back to his old ways despite everything he has learned since he left his home behind


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