November 15, 1999
Life is full of unexpected circumstances. People are forced to face these situations that are sometimes unfortunate. Some run away from their problems, while others are strong enough to face them. Their strength to face life's struggles comes from their valuable morals that guide their decisions.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, readers come across a young boy with so many problems. Mark Twain portrays Huck Finn as a teenage boy who has been one of those people to face the horrible situations life threw at him. Huck started out as confused child-following the directions of his peers. As wrong and immoral as Huck's friends were, he looked up to them for their adventurous ways and courageous behaviors. So often in life, society turns away from their inner feelings in the process of being like everybody else. Huck would rather have sacrificed going to the "good place"(13) because of his desire to "be together"(13). Not only did Huck agree to "robbery and murder"(18), but he also "offered them Miss Watson"(18) to kill. This proves just how low Huck made himself just to fit in.
It's not surprising to witness someone's attitude to change for the worst. Nor is it ironic to observe someone to take a change for the better. Huck Finn experienced a lot of emotional pain at such a young age. His absent mother and drunken father are enough to make a person emotionally and mentally delirious. When individuals go through such suffering, they tend to take their stress and hurt out on others. Rather taking this kind of action through his words, Huck used his actions. He was so unhappy with himself and his life, that he made the ones who love him worry miserably.
Despite Huck's intentions of lying, running away, and smoking, his struggles made him a better person. His desire for freedom and independence, allowed him to put his life on the line and caused him to fend for himself.