Things We Learn from Literature

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

Sometimes “the rest” includes ourselves.

I decided to revisit Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I knew I didn’t fully appreciate the when the teacher assigned it in 11th grade. I couldn’t appreciate Twain’s brilliant research of dialects, recognize Huck’s nuanced wisdom, nor recognize  that sometimes we need to sacrifice convenience for the sake of integrity.

Twenty five years later, these things have profound meaning. I recommend you read this book with an openness and earnest desire to explore yourself and your relationships by drawing parallels to the characters in the novel.

Check out my book recommendation of Huckleberry Finn.

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