Regionalism In Huckleberry Finn

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Is anyone really free in this world? What does being enslaved feel like, and what kind of enslavement do men endure? In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, slaves like Jim are eager to find their freedom, but so is Huck himself. There are many different ways authors use diction, regionalism, and imagery in their stories to make it more intriguing, and to make the reader want to read more. Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about a young boy named Huck, in search of freedom and adventure. The shores of the Mississippi River provides a good amount of backdrop for the story. Huck is running away because he doesn’t want to be civilized, while running away, Huck meets up with a man named Jim. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is set along the Mississippi River along Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas in the 1830-1840s, back in this time period slavery was legal. This setting relates to the story directly because slavery was legal in the south, and this was just a way of life back in this time period. Jim was a runaway slave who was worth $800, and Huck was…show more content…
Regionalism is defined as “Literature that emphasizes a specific geographic setting and that reproduces the speech, behavior, and the attitudes of the people who live in that specific region”. There are many examples of regionalism in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, one would be “Jim was monstrous proud about it, and he got so he wouldn’t hardly the other slaves. Slaves would come miles to hear Jim talk about it, and he was more looked up to than any other slave in that country…”(6). This is a great example of regionalism because the “N” word was widely accepted and that everyone believed in slavery, subsequently, there is a language quote and how they talk, “Yo’ ole father doan’ know yit what he's a gwyne to do”(15). In addition, authors use imagery to put a picture of what’s happening in the reader’s

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