Huck Finn

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In several instances, Huck Finn has showed his ability to take hold of a situation.

In the novel Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck an adventurous, street mart, yet daring individual illustrates his capability of handling tough problems. Huck, a model bold swimmer, deals with such issues as child abuse, stealing, and discrimination. Huck, while not afraid to get in trouble, also knows where to draw the line. Huck Finn is very much self-reliant, which is a must for every bold swimmer. He embarks on dangerous expeditions and experiences trickery and honesty. Clearly, Huck Finn exemplifies the meaning of a bold swimmer.

Granted, Huck was easily gulled into believing different things; however, after suffering abuse from his drunken father, Huck decides to run away and live on his own.

This shows his ability to be self-reliant. Before he leaves, he makes it look as though he was killed by a band of robbers.

"I pulled out some of my hair, and bloodied the axe good, and stuck it on the back side, and slung the axe in the corner." (Twain 39) This shows just how smart Huck Finn was. These two qualities helped to make Huck Finn the bald swimmer that he is.

Huck Finn has many qualities that made him a model bold swimmer. Being a white person growing up in a raciest south, Huck was taught to disrespect blacks and to return any run away slaves. "I won't let no runaway niggers get by me if I can help it." (108) Huck, however, has multiple opportunities to turn in a run away slave named Jim, but Huck never does. He is even smart enough to ward away slave hunters who came looking for Jim. Huck over came a prejudice that was drilled into him by his community.