Examples Of Friendship In Huckleberry Finn

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“Friendship and money is like oil and water.”- Mario Puzo. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Twain demonstrates in his characters that money and friendships do not always mix. Many of the characters in this novel have little to no money and will make important life sacrifices to get money even if it means driving their friends away. Pap, Jim, the King and the Duke prove that money and friendship do not mix by the decisions they make throughout Twain’s novel. Pap’s motivation to get Huck’s money is the main reason why their relationship doesn’t mix. “I’ve been in town two days, and I hain’t heard nothing but about you bein’ rich… That’s why I come. You git me that money tomorrow- I want it” (20). As one can see Pap is not focused on …show more content…
In the novel, the king tricks people by saying he is a pirate whose mission is to turn other pirates on the right path. The people of the town then end up passing around a hat giving money to the king. “When we got back to the raft and he come to count up he found he had collected eighty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents” (133). Because of their tricks and greediness the king and duke become con men and eventually get tarred and feathered. They also let money get in the way of their friendships when the king sold Jim. Throughout the novel the king, and the duke are always in it for the money. This proves that money is the only objective one will tend to lose friends along the way. In conclusion money and friendship not mixing is a big theme throughout the novel and is expressed through Twain’s characters when Pap attempts to take Huck’s money, Jim runs away from being sold to Orleans, and when the King and Duke steal and cheat people to get their money.
This shows that when money gets in the way of one's judgement that their relationships with the people around them are

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