Analysis Of The Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn ' Essay

1307 Words Apr 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Creative Title Mark Twain is known for his controversial writing--most well-known is his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novel focuses on Huckleberry Finn, a young, uneducated boy about thirteen years of age. Huck has misadventures with some unlikely allies such as: Jim, the previous slave of Huck’s guardian Miss Watson; the Duke and the Dauphin, sneaky thieves who attempt to rob the Wilks sisters; and the most important, Tom Sawyer, Huck’s role model. Huck looks up to Tom the entire novel and is continuously thinking of what Tom would do in the situation. Huck Finn’s character, the use of the Mississippi River, and the language in the novel are aspects that make the use of the novel necessary in the high school curriculum. The story of Huck’s life is a great model for children to use. Eventually, Huck’s character matures over time; at first he is portrayed as an immature child and often is misled by the character of Tom Sawyer. As time goes on, however, Huck begins to mature and even in a time of segregation, respects Jim and protects him like a brother. This is prevalent when Jim says, “Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on 'y white genlman dat ever kep ' his promise to ole Jim” (Twain 89). Jim’s honest statement gives strength to the character of Huck since it depicts the mutual respect they have for each other. Huck’s progression as a character is vital due to how he matures and begins to make his own decisions without the influence of Tom. During his…

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