Mark Twain and Huck FinnPaper Rating: Word Count: 724 Approx Pages: 3
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen year old boy named Huck learns an important social lesson before a war devoted to making other people think the same. Of course, slavery is the big issue, also the point of the Civil War, is a conflict. This novel would never have had the same impact if the characters didn't turn out the way that they did. In the case of Huck Finn, most of the time character changes mark the advancement of the novel's plot. In Jim's selected quote, that the rest of the chapter help to start the turnaround of Huck's morals, thus starting to change and little by little reveal his character, therefore moving the novel forward and achieving what Mark Twain needs as an author.
Throughout the novel, characters change very much. The most drastic change is in Huck. One of the youngest members of the story, Huck is still easily manipulated, as most teenagers are. Tom Sawyer, on one hand, is changed and "told what to do by adventure novels and stories. Huck seems to eventually experience first hand that society is wrong about slavery. Huck later concludes this by saying that despite Jim is black, he is "white inside. Throughout the novel, Jim also changes, because he as a slave has learned that white people aren't always trustworthy. He has experienced things like this first hand, like the selling and separation of slave families and even his own family (his whole reason to run away). Huck, although he is sometimes seems like a bad seed, is really a thoughtful boy, and tries to help Jim. Throughout the trip, Jim starts to like and trust Huck. But, Huck with his mixed up morals thinks of turning Jim in, that is, until Huck starts to change his mind and soften up when Jim tells him stories, especially of his family, and that Huck is his only friend and that no one ever kept a promise to him. That even gets Huck to realize that turning Jim in