Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place in the south when slavery is still a problem in this country. Mark Twain, the author, writes from the perspective of a young boy named Huck Finn who lives with his drunk abusive father. Then later moves in with a widow who is a much higher social class than Hick and what he is used to. He leaves the Widow and decides to go on an adventure and help a slave friend ehe made while staying with the widow. This is a big deal seeing how it is the south in a time when slavery ran rampant and African Americans were treated terribly by whites. The book critiques and analyzes many American challenges and struggles at the time. The Novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain continues to affect …show more content…

Twain tells the story through the perspective of Huck, “I hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . .We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” Twain uses the perspective of Huck to tell the story, something that has never been a strategy for writing popular novels. This is one of the first popular novels written in first person changing how writers and readers would create themselves. Grant said in his article about Twain’s book, “ His greatest contribution to the tradition occurred when, with an unerring instinct for American regional dialects, he elected to tell the story in Huck’s own words. The skill with which Twain elevates the dialect of an illiterate village boy to the highest levels of poetry established the spoken American idiom as a literary language and earned for Twain the reputation, proclaimed for him by Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and many others, as the father of the modern American novel.” (Grant). Grant is saying how Twain's ability to write the entire novel in the perspective of the main character is …show more content…

"Yes, he's got a father, but you can't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain't been seen in these parts for a year or more." In this quote Twain is saying how Huck’s father has basically abandoned and proved himself to be a terrible role model for Huck. Huck leaving and running away is basically all because of his father. Twain uses this to show how large of a problem this is and how it affects peoples lives. “Huckleberry Finn runs away not only from an abusive father but also from his good-intentioned guardian, Miss Watson, who tries to civilize Huck, educate him, and make him a Christian” (Sienkewicz). In this article Sienkewicz shows how Huck runs away because of his father and goes to someone who will love him and baby him. This is extremely hard for Huck and this is why he goes on his journey and is the way that he

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