Huckleberry Finn Dialectical Journal Essay

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Daniel Fu Mrs. Wheat American Literature | Period 3 1 March 2016 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Novel Journal The novel starts off with Huckleberry Finn’s voice as the narrator and Mark Twain’s voice as the author and how Huckleberry Finn speaks as Twain’s mouthpiece in his own tone until he says “Mr. Mark Twain” after which he becomes independent by mentioning his author which implies that he exist at some level and also portrays Huckberry’s deeper personality. He also connects the novel with the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer but notes that they both are independent of each other. Twain use the book Tom Sawyer to feature the characters in this novel in that the events in Tom Sawyer portrayed Huck as a marginal character in St. Petersburg. The first chapter explores the two major themes of the novel which are race and society begins Twain’s exploration of race and society, two of the major thematic concerns in Huckleberry Finn by implicitly/indirectly contrasting the type of slavery that is typical/normal with the more brutal form of plantation slavery since by describing the “better” version of slavery, Twain more sharply criticize the subtle degradation that accompanies all forms of slavery…show more content…
Twain’s portrayal of slaveholding also brings into question society’s moral value and hypocrisy. Basically, the book is about Huckleberry Finn’s growing character and insights about race/slavery/society while on a adventure. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are described as opposites of each other in every way such as Tom’s romanticism and Huck’s skepticism but also have some things in common like rambunctious boyishness. Another novel that is referred is Don Quixote to acknowledge the parallel in they way it was written. From the beginning of the book

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