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The Maturing of Huckleberry Finn

In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn novel the protagonist Huck goes through emotional and traumatizing experiences.He has had to change his out look due to these experiences, whether good or bad.

In the beginning of the novel, Huck is making an early opposition towards "sivilizing."Huck's opposition to civilization is based on some observations about the worth of society.
"The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the window and be respectable.So I went back."
In this quote, civilization and respectability is associated with a childish game.This game in which the participants, Huck and Tom are to play criminals.Under the influence of Tom, Huck gives in goes back to the widow's, but his dislike for society will reappear.

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At the point of chapter eighteen, about halfway through the novel, Huck had just escaped the Grangerford-Shepherdson feud, and he is thoroughly sickened by society.He disgusted for the fact of the irony of the pastor giving a sermon on brotherly love, and all members were holding guns carrying the hatred.
"I hadn't had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain't nothing in the world so good when it's cooked right— and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time…We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all.Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.You feel mighty free and easy on a raft.
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