Huck Finn, Violence and Greed in

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Violence and Greed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Violence and greed motivate much of the characters' actions in Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Acts of violence include1 the Grangerfords feud with the Shepardsons, the robbers' plans for Jim Turner, and one town's revenge against the King and Duke. Also, Jim's escape and his plans to steal his children, possibly with the help of an abolitionist, is an example of violence in Twain's …

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…Huckleberry Finn characters are motivated throughout the novel by greed and violence. The Grangerford and Shepardson feud and the robbers' plans for Jim Turner are examples of violence, while Pap's need for Huck's fortune is an example of greed progressing into violence. There are other examples of greed and violence throughout Twain's novel. Such examples include the King and Duke's lifestyle, one town's revenge on them, and Jim's plans to escape and rescue his children.