Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn



Research paper on Mark Twain’s
Mark Twain’s is a novel about a young boy’
s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800^Òs. It is the story of
Huck’s struggle to win freedom for himself and Jim, a Negro slave.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was Mark Twain^Òs greatest book, and a
delighted world named it his masterpiece. To nations knowing it well -
Huck riding his raft in every language men could print - it was America’s
masterpiece (Allen 259). It is considered one of the greatest novels
because it conceals so well Twain’s opinions within what is seemingly a
child’s book. Though initially condemned as inappropriate material for
young readers, it soon became prized for its ...

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Florida,
Missouri, in 1835. During his childhood he lived in Hannibal, Missouri, a
Mississippi river port that was to become a large influence on his future
writing. It was Twain’s nature to write about where he lived, and his
nature to criticize it if he felt it necessary. As far his structure,
Kaplan said,
In plotting a book his structural sense was weak; intoxicated by a
hunch, he seldom saw far ahead, and too many of his stories peter out from
the author’s fatigue or surfeit. His wayward techniques came close to
free association. This method served him best after he had conjured up
characters from long ago, who on coming to life wrote the narrative for
him, passing from incident to incident with a grace their creator could
never achieve in manipulating an artificial plot (Kaplan 16).

His best friend of forty years William D. Howells, has this to say about
Twain’s writing. So far as I know, Mr. Clemens is the first writer to use
in extended writing the fashion we all ...

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it rough living in the house all the time considering how dismal
regular and decent the widow was in all her ways^Ô (Twain 11). This
process includes making Huck go to school, teaching him various religious
facts, and making him act in a way that the women find socially acceptable.
In this first chapter, Twain gives us the first direct example of
communicating his feelings through Huck Finn: ^ÓAfter supper, the Widow
Douglas got out her book and learned me about Moses...By and bye she let
it out that Moses had been dead a

considerable long time; so then I didn^Òt care no more about him, because
I don’t take no stock in dead people^Ô (Twain 12). In a letter written by
Twain, he ...

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