During his early years (part 1 of The Autobiography), Ben’s diligence and thirst for knowledge continuously put him in comforting situations. Unfortunately he repeatedly allows his good fortunes to bring about his youthful pride and arrogance, sometimes to a point where they compromise his decision making. This in turn causes some sort of misfortune or mishap to occur, which humbles him. Ben Franklin shows us that humility is a continuing process that one learns overtime and through his own experiences. A person who has acquired the reality of the virtue never admits it because he doesn’t know it.
Tom Sawyer is mischievous and heroic boy that goes through adventures in love, friendship, and murder. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is about a boy maturing from a mischievous troublemaker into a compassionate young man. When the novel begins, Tom is a disobedient child who envies his friend, Huckleberry Finn’s carefree lifestyle and freedom. As Tom’s adventures continue, however, Tom slowly moves away from his childhood concerns and makes mature, responsible decisions. Tom shows his increasing maturity, competence, and moral integrity throughout a span of adventures in love, friendship, and daily life that make him more of a grown-up, than a boy.
One of his most interesting novels is "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" which gives me the deepest impression. The story is about a boy's adventures only, but under Mark Twain talent pen, it becomes attractive to both children and grown-ups. Through Tom Sawyer, a self-indulgent, mischievous but intelligent, generous and kind-hearted boy, Mark Twain wants to express his profound understanding and sympathy of boy's thoughts, emotions, and dreams with his humorous but gentle smile. He also wants to show his wish to build a better world like Tom's dreams.... ... middle of paper ... ...is family and what he has done in the school we can not deny that Tom Sawyer is very kind-hearted and generous boy. Chapter IV.
He started out very immature when he got into an altercation with a boy he didn’t even know. Later, Tom grows to be a little more mature as the case of Muff Potter progresses. Lastly, when Tom protects Becky in then cave, it showed how much he had matured and thought less of himself and more of others. By the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom has become more considerate of others, and has turned into a fine boy.
Athena gave him the instructions he needed to hear to realize what he needed to do. He went from a lowly, depressed, and self doubting young man to a more confidently glowing assertive being. Telemachus had said once meeting Nestor, “ That’s why I’ve come to p... ... middle of paper ... ... parents trying to help them succeed but they are not a strong role in their preparation for college. The guidance they are given and the obstacles they have to go through make the initiation for high school students quite similar to Telemachus's initiation ,for they both end up with an end product of becoming confident and independent beings. Overall the initiation Telemachus went through was incredibly similar to the initiation a average high school student goes through to become a college student.
(12-13). Huck is taught a very different kind of morality by his father who believes ?it warn?t no harm to borrow things, if you was meaning to pay them back?? (70). He likes his father?s idea of morality better because he is not yet mature enough to fully understand right and wrong, although living with the widow... ... middle of paper ... ...e sees Jim as a person who cares about him. In the beginning, Huckleberry Finn hasn?t fully formed opinions on topics such as slavery.
Whether or not one follows through with these ideas is not important. What is important is the ability to make the decision. These decisions represent the greatest measure of maturity. Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn begins his adventures immature. As he is released from the clutches of his father and the Widow, he is forced to make decisions on his own and actually becomes quite mature.
This is one of Huck's more mature statements in the novel. He knows how smart Tom Sawyer is and does not understand why Tom would not put his talent to good use. Readers begin to see a different Huckleberry Finn towards the end of the book. Instead of an immature, self-centered boy who broke many rules, Huck had changed into a person who began to care about others and turned out to be an individual who was a good human being in general. It is this change from a boy into a man through a series of struggles with conscience that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a favorite of people of all ages.
He is the undisputed protagonist of the book and a very round character. At the first pages you get to know him very well, but despite that remains his behavior unpredictable. Oskar’s grandfather (also referred to as “the renter”) is a flat character. Though you get to read some of his personal letters to his son ... ... middle of paper ... ...y the whole journey of finding out what the key unlocks was a waste of time. But then I reconsidered the thing and thought that the true meaning of the key was not the lock the key unlocks.
He stands strong with his own ideas even when most people do not agree with him. He creates h... ... middle of paper ... ...Huck’s resolution to his conflict. In my final analysis of this story I must say that it is deserving of its place in history as a classic novel. I really liked Huckleberry Finn, and think that despite his upbringing and difficult life, he is just a young boy trying to make it through life with a sense of dignity and respect for self by doing what he thinks is right, even when others do not agree. He helps his friend Jim despite the internal struggle and he realizes that humans are worthy of respect regardless of the color of their skin.