Huck's ability to survive. Speaks of the character Huckleberry Finn, in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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In literature, authors have created characters that

have traits that contributes to their survival in society.

The qualities of shredders, adaptability, and basic human

kindness enables the character Huckleberry Finn, in Mark

Twain's novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn to

survive in his environment. The purpose of this paper is

to depict the importance of these traits or qualities to

his survival.

Huckleberry Finn is able to confront complex

situations because he is shrewd. Nothing is more natural

or more necessary than his ability to lie. In certain

situations I will discuss how he must lie because the

circumstances forced him to deception and lies and

evasions are the only weapons he has to protect himself

from those who are physically stronger than he. The

creativity, common sense, and understanding of people of

different classes give him the edge he needs to survive in

a rather harsh society.

Living with Ms.

Watson and Widow Douglas, Huck has

adjusted his life to that of a civilized society. Huck

illustrates his shrewd thinking when he see signs that

indicates his father is back. Being afraid of his father,

he gives all of his money to Judge Thatcher to avoid being

persecuted by his father. Protecting himself was his

number one priority; he knew that if his father got the

money he would get drunk and in return would abuse him.

His father drunkenness become a threat to his life later

on in the story and by stopping him from getting the

money, he stopped his father from being an abuser at that

point and time.

Pap, Huck's father returns to town to get custody of

his son because he here of Huck's fortune, finally

resorting to the kidnapping. Huck is locked in the cabin

when Pap is not around; once he was...