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Huck Finn Had Deep Values

Huck Finn and Jim on raft
Written by Graffiti Girl

There are cultural values, and there are objective values. Why is Huckleberry Finn a beloved fictional character? He was not a product of the “enculturation” of his day. Huck went deeper. Hugh Curtler beautifully explains…

…Huck Finn, like Socrates, Jesus, and even thinkers such as Edith Wharton, are evidence of individuals who have seen beyond the values of their culture and have embraced deeper values, “objective” values, values that transcend any given culture and are much more difficult to cast aside in a crisis…

~ Hugh Curtler

READ MORE: Huck’s Values | Hugh Curtler

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Graffiti Girl

Graffiti Girl (GG) is star curator at She is progressive to the core, and also easily blown away by serendipity. (OK, GG is really JoAnn.) GG's posts signal that some great news or creative content from another website is worth a visit.


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