A Character Analysis Of 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'

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Kathryn Lanford Date 8th grade 9th grade credit CHARACTER ANALYSIS The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Does seeing the Mississippi River through the eyes of a young boy make for a great adventure? Well Mark Twain appears to think so in his fiction story “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Throughout the book, the adventurer, Huck, learns many life lessons as he travels down the Mississippi River with his trusting friend Jim. Set in the 18th century…show more content…
He has to mature greatly to stay alive. The author states that, . . . “we seen a light, now, away down to the right, on shore. So I would go for it. The shiff was half full of plunder which that gang had stole, there on the wreck. We husted it onto the raft in a pile, and I told Jim to float along down, and show a light when he judged he had gone about two miles, and keep it burning till I got down towards it, three or four more showed-up on a hillside.” (88) the reader can actually feel the danger that he gets into some time, for instance when Mark Twain says, . . . “when they was all took by surprise by finding the gold, and made a rush for the coffin, he let go of me and whispers, ‘Heel it now, or they’ll hang ye, sure! And I lit out. It didn't seem no good for me to stay- I couldn’t nothing, and I didn’t want to get hung if I couldn't get away.” (245) As a result Huck always has to be on his toes. The author suggest that, after Huck has a few dangerous incidents he decides to grow up and become more responsible. “I don't want to blow on nobody; and I ain't got no time to blow, nohow. I gotta turn out and find my nigger”

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