The Friendship Values Among The Major Characters As Reflected In Mark Twain’s The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Oleh :
Dienul Hanif Mukhlishi - C1313003 - Fak. Ilmu Budaya

The type of this research is a library research which consists of primary data and secondary data. The primary data of this research are the novel entitled The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, while the secondary data were taken from other sources, such as books, journals, articles that are related to the topic, and the internet sources to complete the data. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the object of this research focuses on the friendship values among the major characters. The method used in this research is critical reading. To collect the data, the researcher did  some  steps  including  reading  the  novel  closely  and  intensively,  making  notes, visiting library, and exploring the data from the internet which are related to the topic. In analyzing the data, the researcher used descriptive qualitative method.

After conducting the research, the researcher got several research findings. They are: 1). The personality of the major characters, i.e : Huck is, a smart, independent, and simple boy who has a strong sense of humanity; Tom is an adventuring, naughty, and clever boy who has many ideas; Jim is a follower of magic power, a caring person, and a loyal slave. 2). The friendship values of the major characters in the novel are based on utility. Huck and Jim have the same purpose to run away. The novel also shows the moral values that all aspects of friendship which can be found in the novel slowly eliminate racial disparities.