Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” revolved around the journey of a boy named Huckleberry “Huck” Finn together with his companion Jim, a runaway slave as they go on an adventure along the Mississippi on their raft. Considered as the greatest masterpiece of Mark Twain, it is a book that attacked racism but there are also controversies concerning it. The genre of this story is picaresque novel (episodic, colorful story often in the form of a quest or journey); satire of popular adventure and romance novels; bildungsroman (novel of education or moral development). Huck’s story began in St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the shore of Mississippi river sometime decades later prior the outbreak of American Civil War. Huck (the protagonist and first-person…show more content…
There they found a dead man lying in the corner. Jim goes over to inspect, realizing it was Pap, Huck’s father. Jim kept this a secret to Huck. Soon after, Huck returns to town disguised as a girl to gather some news. He learned that Jim and Pap were suspects to his faked death so he immediately returned to Jim. Together, they flee to the island to avoid discovery. Using a large raft, they float downstream during the nights and hide along the shore during the days. Huck and Jim came across a grounded steamship. Searching it, they stumble upon two thieves discussing murdering a third, but they flee before being noticed. As they continue floating downstream, they became closer friends. They planned to go to Cairo so they can take a ship going to the free estates. They came across meeting new people when they were separated after a steamboat runs over their raft. Huck met the Grangerfords in Kentucky and they took good care of him until one day, a feud was rekindled between Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons and in just one day, all the men in Grangerford family were killed. After this, Huck runs back to Jim and they started downriver…show more content…
I like how the author connected the story to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and how he attacked the issue on racism despite he using the word “nigger” for describing Jim. At the end of the story, I realized that I can connect to how Huck treated Jim because I am also like that; I love and take care of my friends despite their flaws. It also made me feel how it was to be back there in the 1900s where the lives of people are really simple. I also learned that it is very important to be wise and not give your trust to anyone you just met just like with the Duke and the King in the story. I also learned again that cheating and lying can lead you nowhere and it will just make things
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