Huck Finn 3


Mark Twain, who wrote "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, remains one the most fascinating and complicated authors of all time. He wrote this book partly based upon his childhood experiences growing up in a small town of Cannibal, Missouri. Mr. Twains own adventure for life was much as his character Huck Finns life was portrayed, a person who had to continually be on the go and experience life to it's fullest. Huck Finn is a boy who experiences many things in life such as: friendship, a broken home, prejudice, adventure, pain, struggles, and much more. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", is a novel that has brought out the kid in some people who read it, and in others, it is a book ...

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while reading this page, it would seem as though Huck Finn was a boy who was a killer and one with no conscience, but it is mearly describing a boy who was in the beginning of a great adventure, yet to take place.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," takes place during a period in a young boys life, when he is trying to find out who he really is and trying to find a place that he can call home. Mark Twain is thought of, by some critics, as being an author who is describing the adventures of a boy, in a racist sort of way. One critic states: "Huckleberry Finn is a book that is absolutely immoral in its tone, it also seems to contain but very little humor. It was couched in the language of a rough, ignorant dialect, racism runs ramped, and all through its pages there is a systematic use of bad grammar and an employment of inelegant expressions." Another critic goes on to say "The book is flippant and trash of the veriest sort. It deals with a series of experiences that ...

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and while there is no excuse for this practice, Mr. Twain is simply creating an atmosphere that was true to the books time period in which it was taking place. One of the great black novelists, Ralph Ellison, noted how Twain allows the character, Jim, to be portrayed with "dignity and human capacity" in this novel. Ellison goes on to say, "Huckleberry Finn knew, as did Mark Twain, that Jim was not only a slave but a human being and a symbol of humanity...and in freeing Jim, Huck makes a bid to free himself of the conventionalized evil taken for civilization by the town"--in other words, of the abomination of slavery itself.
As noted by another supporter of Twains book, "There are only ...

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