Figurative Language In Huckleberry Finn

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The irony is that nobody went to rescue Huck from Pap's cabin, yet a crowd gathered to search for his supposed remains. One would expect that one would have tried to stop the search party from being necessary. They didn't want the responsibility of having to care for when Huck was alive, but are more than willing to help now that he's dead. The difference in the amount of reward money for Paps and Jim’s crimes or also ironic. One would expect that the homicide of a child would be a greater offence than a simple run away. This shows how people view Jim and the severity of his escaping. The views of slavery are so set in stone that the black boy escaping is more heinous a crime than that of a white man killing his son. Twain uses figurative language throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One example would be when he is describing a summer storm in chapter 9. Twain talks about the trees looking “dim and spider-webby,” and how when the wind blows through, it “set the branches to tossing their arms as if they was just wild.” Twain then goes on to describe the sound of thunder as it would go off “with an awful crash, and go rumbling, grumbling, tumbling, down the sky towards the underside of the world, like rolling empty barrels down-stairs-where it's long stairs and they bounce a good deal you know.” …show more content…

After realizing his mistake, Huck feels like a fool and is remorseful. These feelings show that Huck is starting to mature and realize that he cannot act like a child all the time. It also shows that Huck is starting to care for a Jim and it forms an odd sort of bond between them. These feelings are reinforced more in chapter 11 when Huck chooses not to turn in Jim. This act makes it set that they are a pair and is the beginning of Twain's theme that you don't need to follow society's rules to find true

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