Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Everywhere around the world there are people being hateful towards one another. Everyday there are new crimes to be reported on the news of people dying or of laws being broken. As time goes by in present day life and in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the bitter ways of people are demonstrated time and time again. People have been evil to one another for ages in many different ways. There are many murders, abuses, and frauds all around the world today. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, illustrates man's cruelty to one another in many ways.

Huckleberry Finn illustrates man's cruelty to one another through murder. A man named Boggs comes galloping into town and creates a ruckus. Colonel Sherburn, a respected member of the town, asks Boggs to calm down and when he won't, Sherburn shoots him. After Sherburn shoots Boggs, the town people go after him and surround his house threatening him.

The town wants to lynch him, creating another murder, but Sherburn mananged to convince them they were all cowards and was let alone. Another murder was Huck's father, Pap. While on the raft going down the Mississippi river, Huck and Jim come across a floating house with a dead body in it. Jim see's that it is Pap, and Pap is shot in the back. Jim doesn't tell Huck that it is Pap's dead body at the time because he doesn't want him to know who it is. A final example would be when Huck was staying with the Grangerfords. Huck knew that their family was fueding with the Shepherdsons family. There had been a few people that had died in the past because of the fued. During Huck's stay there, Harney Shepherdson and Sophia Grangerford run away together. This happening intensifies...



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