Literary Devices In Huck Finn

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Kathrine Lollis
Ayers
Core 2A
Huck Finn Essay The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is read by students across the globe just trying to pass a class. Huck’s tales of his travels down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave named Jim, are merely just words on a page. That is, until, a reader grasps and comprehends the complete mind of Huck. In the beginning, anticipating readers see a young boy taught by society. But as the story goes on, Huck’s obstacles help his character grow and blossom. As Huckleberry Finn’s story is followed, Mark Twain’s use of literary devices shows how Huck Finn inevitably ends up as a good, moral person. One reason Huck had trouble knowing what to do, is because he was conflicted between his own heart
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Huck is in a town with the King and the Duke, when they meet a family. The first think Huck noticed is that one of the girls there, Mary Jane, was beautiful. As the King and the Duke do, they began to rob Mary Jane of her money. For awhile, this doesn't mind Huck, until one day he begins to start feeling incredible guilty. His once silent conscious, now filled with morals, begins to knock some sense into Huck. Huck then beings to say, “I says to myself, this is a girl that I'm letting that old reptle rob of her money...And this is another one that I'm letting him rob of her money...I says to myself this is another one that I’m letting him rob of her money” (Twain 205-206). Mark Twain restates this sentence three times to allow readers to understand that Huck isn't taking this lightly. It's really eating at him knowing that he is letting two men rob this innocent girl of a surplus of money. Huck later writes to Mary Jane explaining all that has happened, and even giving her the money back. This last moral issue Huck experiences is important because he know longer is wanting to do the right thing for just his friends, but even random strangers that he doesn't know very well. All together, Huckleberry Finn fights what society has taught him and has morals stronger than anyone whoever raised him. Mark Twain added significant literary devices into Huck’s story to show the progression of Huck’s growth throughout all of his adventures. From learning to have a real friendship with a slave, to showing random strangers kindness, Huck ends up proving that he is a good person. When read for more than just a grade in a class, readers can grasp the concept of how a prototype of society back then, grew into a good-heated, ethical young
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