Huckleberry Finn's Character Development

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Horton English 3 AP Stone 1 Huckleberry Finn's Character Development Huck Finn, from Mark Twain's novel Huck Finn, Is one of Americas best-loved fictional characters. His character went through may changes throughout his adventures with Tom, Jim, and the many people throughout his journey.

In the first few chapters Huck is an average young person during the time of slavery. He is being "sivilized" by Mrs. Watson and the Widow Douglas,and he attends school to studies and better himself. Huck is in a childhood gang and is a rather average child at the time. Due to the views of society at this time, Huck is also a person who is racist; most persons were at that time. Because of this Huck believes that blacks are inferior to him and he shows this idea throughout his dealings with Jim. This is until he eventually matures as a person and accepts Jim as an equal.

He is a defiant child who dislikes society and their morals. He is told not to smoke, but he does so anyway. This rebellious nature will help him keep Jim alive on the river.

Huck starts out as a child playing games with Tom, but very soon Huck will be forced to make adult decisions in an adult world. Huck romps through a Sunday School picnic and harasses small children with Tom, to show his immature behavior. Huck begins showing maturity when he resigns from Tom's gang because of too much pretending. He also wants to better himself by regularly attending school and learning to read, write, and do math. Hucks father, Pap has started roaming around town and eventually kidnaps Huck. Huck starts to become lazy at Pap's house, and does not study or work or clean up anymore. He slips into immaturity again,