ENGL222 Essay 1

ENGL222 Essay 1 - Benet Tribble Paper Assignment #1 It is...

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Benet Tribble Paper Assignment #1 It is when Huckleberry declares that he would “go to hell” that the most climatic scene in Mark Twain’s masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , occurs. This moment builds from a decision that Huck must make regarding the fate of Jim, Huck’s slave companion, but more importantly, the fate of himself. In chapter 31, Jim is discovered and turned in, and this is soon learned by Huckleberry. It is then in a moment of beautiful irony that Huck chooses to accept his benighted ways and to “go to hell” for assisting a slave gain his human right of freedom, regardless of the overpowering societal expectations which pressured him against doing so. Huckleberry Finn was brought up faithless and thus agrees that he has no moral foundation, and for this he feels ashamed. He never went to Sunday school and never understood why people prayed, but he believed in God because that is what people have to believe in. He asks for the help of the heavens when overwhelmed by the decision to
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 222 taught by Professor Wyatt during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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ENGL222 Essay 1 - Benet Tribble Paper Assignment #1 It is...

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