Flaws In Twain's "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn"



Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any
means a classic. However, there are several flaws. First of all the
coincidence that everything happens with in my mind detracts some from the
story. The other major problem is that the book seems to drag on and on
the closer you get to the end, as if Twain had a page quota to fill and was
not worried about the story. The other problem brought up on our hand-out
was Huck's lack of seriousness in what was a very serious situation for Jim.

As for the coincidence part, it appears most obviously as you read
towards the end. For example Huck ends up at Aunt Polly's, and I was
thinking, yeah...right those chances are about ...

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“It's me. George Jackson, sir”(pg.
95). I do have to give him that the feud was interesting filler, but you
can only take so much filler. Then when John Wayne (The Duke) and Elvis
(The King) come along there seem to be four or five stops along the river
that except for one little detail, are the same. Please excuse the jump
back, but how coincidental is it that you have a Duke and a King on the
same raft in the middle of the Mississippi river (yes I do know they are
not really royalty but that does not matter)? Even during all of this
complaining I have done I did find humor in such things as when Huck was
observing some local “loafers” and their discussions about borrowing and
lending chewing tobacco. “Here, gimme back the chaw and you take the plug.”
(pg. 138). I can just picture four or five guys laying around chewing
tobacco with spit/tobacco juice running down their chins, probably in dirty
overalls with no shirts on underneath and boots, to complete the look,
three or ...

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