Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain. Samuel Langthorne Clemens, better and prominently known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was an American author. He was born in 1835 in the small town Hannibal, Missouri. Twain’s careers were numerous and contrasting; a miner, a riverboat pilot, a semi-journalist and more. Due to his wit and humorous mindset he soon published his first novel, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" in 1865. After his first novel publication he rapidly became illustrious for his work. Twain is often given the title of “The father of American literature.” The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1884 as a direct sequel to the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It covers the escape of Huck, a young boy, and Jim, a slave, from their hometown. …show more content…

He’s a young boy, roughly 12 years old, who’s referred to as Huck. His father is the town drunk who is seemingly never around. Huck seems as a scoundrel to many. He is constantly falling out of society and can’t seem settle in. He is frequently homeless. Widow Douglas adopts him and tries to refashion him but fails subsequently. Although that Widow Douglas seems to be making progress with him, Huck’s distance from her and society is evident and unambiguous. Huck is an independent boy. He lets his own ways and rules have the last say in his world rather than others’. His place in society is low. Ordinary societal bonds are unbearable to Huck, he does not seem to care for his father or their few and far between encounters. As the story unfolds, through a series of predicaments, Huck realises that society’s rules, e.g. slavery, are not as incontestable as he thought they were. Jim is lawfully Miss Watson’s property but Huck’s instinct tells him to feel otherwise. Huck’s interactions with Jim portray his personality traits well; logic, justness and good integrity being several of

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