Huck Finn Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn While reading the short story, Huckleberry Finn, readers are able to distinguish characteristics about the main character, Huck Finn. They are also able to analyze the first chapter with the help of some background information, why the book should not be banned from schools, and the relationship of the two main characters. Huck Finn is one of the most popular fictional characters in American literature. He is the main character and narrator of the story, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Since Huck is simple, naive, and literal, he is an excellent narrator. He comes from the lowest of the low and is homeless. His father is a drunk who disappears for months and months. Huck’s journey down the Mississippi River with Jim is his initiation into life and manhood. Huck provides plenty of humor in the novel, because he is a vulgar outcast from society who freely curses and smokes. During chapter 1, the narrator talks about how we may know the character he plays in another book. I remember reading in high school, “Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. He tells the readers how that story ended and how Tom and Huck found gold that had been hidden in the cave. In the first few pages, the reader feels the voice of Huck and Twain’s voice as the narrator. Huck talks in his voice as a narrator. I know the main character and the author are the same person when Huck mentions the author. Besides the voice in the first chapter, the reader distinguishes Huck’s personality, which I gave you a background of in the first paragraph. The first chapter talks about race and society, the two major themes through the whole story. St. Petersburg is a huge slave city and it is normal for that city. They worked on small farms and small homes. The novel focuses more on the slaves that work in the homes. Twain, the author, makes slavery at its worst, most obscene way

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