Huck Finn and John Smith: Source of Growing

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As a person it is necessary to grow; whether it be good or bad, growing is essential. Within the novel of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, the main character Huck goes through a tremendous amount of growing. As people we need to grow and as a body of people or a country it is crucial to continue to grow. However, the situations of helping us grow aren’t always done in positive manners. Throughout the novel Huck is forced to decide his own true morals and not those that are imposed on him. As a country first being established (as colonies) we had to find a way to grow and use tactics to do so. In these instances conning took place.

The beginning of the great country began with Captain John Smith who was, “A soldier of fortune with rare powers of leadership and self- promotion” (Tindall/Shi 29). John Smith is the very reason Jamestown survived through the harsh seasons and periods of starvation. He was able to negotiate with the Natives at the time to help them survive. The Natives had no real idea that the Englishmen wanted more than just a trade and military alliance. The real plan of the English was to seize the land and subjugate the Natives. John Smith even tries to persuade English people who are in England to come to the New World so that he can get rich in “Description of New England”. He writes letters to them using 3rd person describing himself and how great everything was going to con them into voyaging over the New World.

Huck Finn, a young boy who is trying to run away from being “sivilized”. Through his journey he ends up growing in a huge way. He is constantly facing moral issues and having to make decisions that can result in life or death. One of the biggest obstacles Huck faces is when he meets the duke and the dauphin, whom are complete liars from the beginning by stating they were a duke and a dauphin. His first encounter with them they clearly seem to be facing backlash from the scam the older one(dauphin) was trying...
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