Huck Finn/A Search for Identity
A 3 page essay that discusses Huck's search for identity in Samuel Clemens' (Mark Twain's) novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Throughout the narrative, Huck tries on different persona. He attempts to be "sivilized" under the care of the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson. Journeying down the Mississippi in the company of a Jim, a runaway slave, Huck attempts to be the glamorous "robber" of Tom Sawyer's fantasy, but finds he that he cannot bring himself to con people in the manner demonstrated by the nefarious "aristocrats" who call themselves the "duke and the dauphin." In the course of his adventures, Huck tries to make sense of cultural mores and norms and finds that this is an impossible task. Ultimately, he rejects all "sivilizing" efforts in order to pursue a life where he can grow and develop according to his own ideas of right and wrong. Bibliography lists 2 sources.