Thoughts on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a true American classic. Twain creates a tremendous story about a boy, Huck, and a slave, Jim, who together overcome obstacles, and eventually reach their goals. Huck helps so many others despite leading a terrible home life.
Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His drunken and often missing father has never paid much attention to
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as the novel continues.
In the end, Huck Finn decides that he would rather disobey society's teachings about slavery, than betray his friend by returning him to his previous condition of servitude. The value of friendship has been a common theme throughout both literature and history. Authors representing several eras have addressed the moral dilemma of friendship versus loyalty to one's country. Governmental leaders and their policies are subject to change; friendships last a lifetime.