Huckleberry Finn Literary Analysis

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Do you know what is truly the only undefeated thing in this world? Death.Everybody dies it 's either they get killed or they stay around long enough to kill themselves. For some death can be marked as the endpoint of their adventures. However, for others it can be marked as the end of their adventures on Earth and the start of their adventure in a better place. Views of death vary from person to person one might take bliss in the occasion but others might find it sickening and portrey an afraid persona. Perhaps it is the age in which views change about death, an elderly person may view death in bliss because it has become evident that he/she will die.Moreover, a child would display fear because they still have most of their lives to live out.…show more content…
It is obvious to readers that Huck is deeply afraid of dying because he is still a child but it almost seems that on every page that he is cheating death.On the other hand Sylvia Plath 's “I am Vertical” explains the bliss that she would enjoy if she was lying down dead rather than standing up living. Readers of both texts can see a clear divide in how the concept of death is portrayed.Through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “I am Vertical”, the works of Mark Twain and poet Sylvia Plath reveal that the concept of death can be bliss for some and sickening for others by using diction, imagery, and point of…show more content…
The works of Mark Twain and poet Sylvia Plath reveal that the concept of death can be bliss for some and sickening for others by using imagery. Imagery is a figurative tool used by authors in order for the reader to visualize and depict what is going on in a scene even better. In the excerpt of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain several lines of imagery are incorporated into the text. For example “When i got down out of the tree i crept along down the river- bank a piece, and found the two bodies laying on the edge of the water, and tugged at them till i got them ashore; then i covered up their faces”(Excerpt, Twain). Twain is actively painting a picture in the reader 's mind of how Huck found the corpses and what he did with them. This added description provides the fact that grief is added on to an already mourning Huck because he went out to search for the corpses and covered their dead bodies. The added description mostly seems grotesque which adds onto the point that Huckleberry Finn portrays a fear of death. Meanwhile, the other text by Sylvia Plath ads imagery to mystify death. For example, in the text it states “thoughts gone dim. It 's more natural to me, lying down. Then the sky and i are in open conversation” (Lines 25-27, Plath). In this quote Plath is painting a picture in the reader 's mind about how she would lay down and be in conversation with the sky. Furthermore, the reader can take the word sky and predict that it means heaven. In turn
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