Road to Manhood

Length: 2 Pages 615 Words

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? Continue...


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When you discover yourself and the reality that's around you, you have a much larger outlook on life and Huck learned that early on and that can be good and bad. Now there are no longer playing little kid games. Jim wasn't just a nigger slave anymore he was a human being and Hucks friend. Pap, Huck's alcoholic father was a bad example all around. The river is Hucks escape from rules, society and people like his father who is only out to get him. Huck discovers his own feelings and grows up mentally. When Huck looses Jim he cries and he learns that Jim means a lot to him. Huck was only thinking what he's been taught to think because he is white. Tom and Huck played games and pretended to kill people and now Huck is staring at it in the face. I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much(25). When Buck explains about his cousins' death to Huck he is shocked. Huck will show more maturity and grow out of this stage and begin to think what he feels. " Tom whispered to me and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun... (7).

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