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Huckleberry Finn Coursework

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Introduction

Intro The Grangerfords (P2) Huck lies about his identity in chapter 19 to the Duke and the King, as he uses lies to protect other people, such as Jim. By lying to others, do two wrongs make a right, making ok to lie? Although, Huck lies to others as he is meant to be dead, and as Jim is a slave, he does not want Jim to be taken back to the slavery part of society. At the start of Huckleberry Finn, truth is mentioned, but when you come to think about it, truth can actually be in accord to real things, or to an original standard. However, nothing is ever true, but just your perception of the truth. Andrew Lang, an essay expert writes truth as being found in a lack of distortion from the actual world. Whereas, Twain's thoughts relate to morality being a larger part of Huck's concepts of truth. Huck is very taken by all that the Grangerfords have, by saying 'a mighty nice family, and a mighty nice house'. For Huck, who has never really had a proper home aside from Widow Douglas's rather spartan house, the Grangerford house looks supreme to him. ...read more.

Middle

By saying that Huck would be unable to write for Emmeline, Twain is trying to say that Huck is uneducated and sees things in such a different way to everyone else in society. Huck sees Emmeline as a wonder - by having no taste in art or literature, he thought her poems and paintings were amazing. He wonders about a person being able to do such paintings, or even if people loved her as much as she loved others. Paragraph 4 The reader understands how Twain feels about the feud because Twain uses the feud to illustrate the hypocritical Southern aristocracy of the time. Huck explains how wealthy, civilised and respected the Grangerfords are. Though, this idea of civilisation shatters when a family with such a reputation, can destroy themselves due to their nonsensical behaviour. When Huck asks who knew why the feud was started, Buck replied 'Oh, yes, pa knows, I reckon, and some of the other old folks, but they don't know, now, what the row was about in the first place.' This quote makes Huck start to realise that society is not what it is always made out to be; sometimes it can be evil. ...read more.

Conclusion

4, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was banned from many libraries because the book, in some eyes, can criticise many people, including many uneducated and ignorant people. The characters in the book could be seen as naive, as well as the storyline could be seen as naive. It is ironic when you consider the targets of his satire, because by reading the book, it makes you more ignorant. In theory, the book implies the less you read, the better educated you are. Many people may agree with this, but many others will not agree. Throughout the book, Huckleberry Finn is passing messages to modern readers of the book. Things such as: religion is still big within society today, many people are told things by others, which we believe are true, but in fact aren't true and that we should believe preachers, as in the 1800s, people were afraid of preachers. These are all thoughts of Twain, and are displayed in the book. However, Obama is the only person who has ever taken America away from the slavery side of society, allowing freedom and equality within this world. Still in the world, people are unable to go into a higher role of a job, because of who they are, and sexism still remains the same within society, by not allowing women to be paid the same wage as men. ...read more.

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