Huckaberry Finn

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Most people don't change their personality until they reach a mature age level. People that don't change their personality usually have problems making friends or keeping friends, because their friends or people start either thinking bad things about them or good stuff and still want to be friends. In the book of the "Adventures of huckleberry Finn", by Mark Twain, he discusses three main things throughout the book that Huck seems to change through the story; they are respect, thinking, and morals. They were used throughout the book to show Huck's personality.

We have to understand Huck was raised by his father who was mean to Huck and beat him. Huck had great respect for and towards his elders. Huck had very little respect for his father when Huck's father asked him something Huck said "maybe I am, maybe I ain't", ( pg. 19 chapter 5) that is what he always hold his father.

You can say instead of having reverenced, he had a lot of irreverence toward his father, because of the way his father treated him as a child. If you would read this book you would find out that he had an antipathy toward his ole dirty father.

Instead, of Huck not liking slaves like everyone else Huck treated them as if they were his own family. Huck had a slave or run away slave that he treated as his own brother. Jim the run away slave treated Huck as family too. Huck helped Jim out of a lot of trouble all the time and Jim helped Huck out of trouble too. One thing you can be cryptic about is that Huck didn't treat anybody else the same way he treated Jim. His feelings towards Jim keep the same throughout the story. When Huck says "hello Jim", and "Its good daylight. Let's get breakfast. Make up your camp-fire good", (pg. 41 chapter 8) we can tell that he has good intentions.

Third, we have to understand through the book Huck has good morals. People that would or have read the book could understand one of Huck's good or better morals are. When Huck says " Well I did. I said I wouldn't, and I'll stick to it. Honest in you, I will. People would call me a low down Abolitionist and despite me for keeping mum-but that don't make any difference. I ain't a-going to tell, and I ain't a-going back there, anyways. So, now, he's know all about it". Their plans from there on were veblous; the reason for this they always try to elude the bad situation.

In conclusion, you as a reader, can tell that huck had fortitude. Now, two things that Huck and Jim really lacked is blithe and tranquillity. On the other hand they had a great trustworthiness, friendship, and loyal to one another. Throughout, the story I have giver you quotes on some respect the have had and thinking abilities. Also, I told you morals of Huck and Jim that went on throughout the story.