Huck Finn In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The evolution of a character is an important feature in storytelling. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the final 11 chapters are important in the conclusion. For example, the reader finds out that Jim is officially a free man which means he does not have to be on the run anymore. The reader would not have known that if the book did not have those remaining 11 chapters. No, the novel would not have been stronger if it had ended at chapter 31 because it would have left too many loose ends, and it would not give the reader closure on the characters’ lives in the novel. If the book had ended at chapter 31, the reader would not receive the information that Jim is a free man in chapter 42. Throughout the novel, the reader has been following Jim’s…show more content…
He was used as a form of entertainment by Tom Sawyer. Tom made Jim suffer through staying in confinement and not know the truth. He was used for someone else’s pleasure. Mark Twain, the author, made the reader feel sorry for Jim in those last chapters rather than hoping the best for him. Twain could have done a much better job concluding the Jim storyline, but he did let the reader know what Jim’s fate which is why those last chapters are necessary to the conclusion of the novel. Another element of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that would be lost is Huck being able to see a functioning and stable family unit. In the chapters after chapter 31, Huck lived with Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas. He even referred to them as “my family” in chapter 32. At the beginning of the book, the reader is educated on Huck’s rough upbringing. He has a father who is never emotionally and physically there for him unless he wants something. The widow, who took him in, forced him to believe what she believed, and he was not allowed to make that choice for himself. So, he did not have a real family that truly cared about him and his
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