Huckleberry Finn's ( by Twain) Emotional Growth

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I. Introduction.

II. Huck's feelings early in the novel.

A) with his gang.

B) with the widow.

C) with pap.

D) with Negroes.

III. Huck's feelings after he finds Jim.

A) on the island after he learns that Jim ran away.

B) the time that he and Jim spend on the river.

C) after they meet the King and Duke.

D) feelings toward the King and Duke.

IV. Huck's feelings at the end of the novel.

A) when he finds Jim.

B) when he meets Tom.

C) when they free Jim.

D) when they learn that Jim is a free Negro.

V. Conclusion.

In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main

character, Huck Finn, feelings grow through the novel. Especially in his

feelings toward his friends, family, blacks and society.

Early in the novel Huck had joined a gang made up of his friends.

Here in the novel Huck is a carefree adventurous boy.

He enjoyed the gang

because it was the opposite of what the widow wanted him to do.

The Widow Douglas looks after Huck as if he were her own son. She

really loves him and tries to civilize him by dressing him up in nice clothes

and teaching him to use manners. "The Widow Douglas she took me for her

son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it rough living in the house all

the time considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her

ways." (Twain,1). Huck did not like it and sometimes he would take off from

it all. "and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old

rags and my sugarhogshead again, and was free and satisfied." (Twain,1)

I believe this shows that Huck is not...