"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

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Defying the Accepted Society Views in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Society's laws and ideas are not the superior morality as Huck Finn proves in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

Huck Finn rebels the culture's inane ideals of slavery and freedom ready to take on consequences. In the following quote, "I was a-trembling, because I'd got

to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: "All right then, I'll go to hell"--and tore

it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming" (Twain 210). In this quote, Huck

revolts against the unconscieness in the surrounding environment. This particular scene where Huck rips the letter, he shreads the common laws of slavery bondage

away from Jim.

Huck also defies the church mentality because he has been so confused with differeintiating ideas of God and Heaven, he would rather be

condemned to concscious knowing hell over the comatose heaven. As a result of these actions, Huck developes individuality and aquires knowledge through rebellious acts.

By Huck's defiance, he is able to mature and becomes the final, truest superior morality. By challenging a world absent of own suffiecent thought, Huck

brought Jim freedom. Not only does he take Jim to freedom, he generates his own freedom of thought. The town accuses Huck of having no education on morals and thought of as brainless. He is a survivor, being able to withstand the cheats and deceptions,and by figuring out myths and the hypocrites. It appears Mark Twain is trying to say that laws and society may have this set way of ideals, but by breaking the barrier and...