Huck Finn Ending Essay

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The end of The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is important to the essential understanding of the novel. According to what Frank Herbert once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story (Herbert).” After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the reader would expect a grand finale ending to one of the greatest novels in American history. That was not the case with this famous novel. Mark Twain decided to deceive the reader by leaving an ending that the reader can interpret on their own. Many articles have interpreted and analyzed the ending to a point where they have multiple possible outcomes that could have really happened. There is controversy about the ending, but it can be categorized as positive and negative.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about a boy that escapes his old lifestyle, and goes off on his own to figure himself out. Huck leaves Pap and Miss Watson to go down the Mississippi River by himself, but ends up picking this runaway slave, Jim, and taking him with because Huck is lonely. After a few different stories, they get to the place where the book is going to end. Jim gets captured and forced as a prisoner on a farm, and Huck tries to help get him out of there. Then Huck’s old friend, Tom Sawyer, shows up because this farm happens to belong to his aunt and relatives. Tom makes a big deal about having to get Jim out of the cabin the “right” way. That just creates a huge mess that has multiple repercussions at the end where they get caught. The story ends with Huck leaving Aunt Sally’s farm because he does not want to be civilized again. There is no clue or evidence indicating what Huck will do next. The story just ends.
The bad criticism of the controversy over the book ...

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...son because of his journey ("Is It about...").
There will always be a controversy on the end of this American novel because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is the very basis of American values. Even though to some people, the ending was not that great, everyone learned something, whether it was through Huck’s journey or his destination. Negative critics will always believe that the middle of the novel was the best part, and Mark Twain just dragged out the ending because he wanted to make it boring. Positive critics will always believe that Mark Twain meant to make the ending something that challenged the reader to look deeper. Either way this novel is famous, and has made a considerable impression on everyone that reads it. No one will ever know, maybe Mark Twain wrote the ending to create a controversy over it to make people think harder and deeper.
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