Huck Finn Essay (96%) AP ESSAY

Essay by sgross2006High School, 10th gradeA+, May 2004

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Transformation, according to Webster's Dictionary, is 1 a: to change in composition or structure b: to change the outward form or appearance of c: to change in character or condition: CONVERT. In Huckleberry Finn, an epic novel, Huck goes through major changes, for example, Huck goes from meeting a slave (Jim) to putting his life on the line for him. Throughout the whole epic, Huck shows many examples of transformation.

The novel starts out with Huck, a teenager who is very carefree and happy-go-lucky. Huck shows signs of immaturity, for example, he does not want to be civilized, so he wants to be with his father even though he is a drunk. However, Huck also shows signs of growing up. Throughout the novel Huck and Jim become to be good friends and Huck would give his life up for Jim. Tom is also a friend of Huck's; he appears as a typical southern boy, irresponsible, playful and crude.

Tom is the kind of person that does things only for the sake of an adventure; he doesn't think it out practically. However, if Tom suggests that Huck should go on an adventure, he would agree to go with him even if it was really stupid, because Tom would end up talking him into it with one of his many excuses.

The characters in this book are very believable; they display very unique flesh and blood characteristics. For example, Pap Finn is Huck's drunken father; his appearance is not very charming. He often has mood swings, at one time he might want his son to do attend school and do well in it, but other times he wants to kill him because he is drunk and doesn't know any better. Widow Douglas and Miss Watson are two sisters that...