Road to Manhood

             The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is a great example of a boys exciting and incredible journey out of his bubble to a place more unknown. Huck makes new friends, battles with family problems and stands up for his own beliefs about slavery.
             Huck learns fast that he is now alone and only has two choices, he can either grow up or get left behind.
             When Huck wanders off and ends up in the middle of a family feud, he becomes a friend with Buck Grangerford. Huck has no family and being in the middle of an on- going family feud is going to make an impact on how you think families should act. “Well, then, what did you want to kill him for?”(144). Huck is asking questions, and when you ask questions its because you want to learn. Huck is learning about all this it was making him think more about death and hatred and that’s not what kids think about. “Has anyone been killed this year, Buck?”(145). When Buck explains about his cousins’ death to Huck he is shocked. Tom and Huck played games and pretended to kill people and now Huck is staring at it in the face. Now there are no longer playing little kid games.
             Pap, Huck’s alcoholic father was a bad example all around. Huck is scared of him and when people are scared of their own parents you begin to grow independent. “…and there he was. I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much”(25). Pap miss treated Huck his whole life, and when Huck was not around him anymore, he came back for Hucks’ money. This shows Huck that no one is on his side, not even his family. “That’s why I come. You git me that money to-marrow-I want it”(27). Hucks father was a perfect example of why Huck would run away down the river. The river is Hucks escape from rules, society and people like his father who is only out to get him. The shore only caused problems for Huck and Jim because no one in the South could be open and except Jim as a free slave and ...

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