Who Is Mark Twain´s Huckleberry Finn?

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Throughout American Literature, there are many great Authors noticed and awarded for their excellence. Samuel L. Clemens was one of many noticed authors and was recognized under the pseudonym as Mark Twain. Mark Twain was a novelist, journalist and literary critic; therefore, he was noticed as a great American writer in literature. Also, well known for his classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he wrote in 1884 (Samuel). Mark was born in Florida on November 30, 1835 to John Marshall and Jane Clemens. Twain grew up in Hannibal along the Mississippi River, which held “some of the happiest moments of his childhood” he stated (Samuel). Mark Twain was said to be an “American humorist and novelist, captured a world audience with short …show more content…
In the novel, Huck and Jim the slave were on a quest for freedom because they are outcasts in the town. Huck is constantly trying to free himself from everyone who wants to control him. As Jim also strives for freedom, there were a lot of obstacles in his way as a black man (Telgen 8). Another theme was racism; therefore “the most discussed aspect of Huck Finn is how it addresses the issue of race” (Telgen 9). Huck was initially prejudiced before he met Jim, also referred to as “Miss Watson’s nigger.” Huck soon began accepting Jim as a “Human being” (9). Mark also used literary techniques/style in his novel. One of his techniques was the narration of the novel, it was set around the south and the white, lower-class, southern boy, which was basically trying to escape that life. In the story they also speak in a southern slang. “Huck’s style of speech from that of a real boy, an African-American child that he met in the 1870s, combined with dialects of white people he heard as a child” (Telgen 10). Historical Context was also noted in the novel. Twain used Realist and Regionalist movements throughout the …show more content…
Robinson suggested, “Huckleberry Finn is not a happy book” (Broomall 42). There are multiple reasons to prove the opinion just stated because the book was filed with hypocrisy, fraud, violence, and cruelty during the river setting. Also Norris Yates feels the book has trouble with religions. At the end of the story, Joseph Sawicki, saw the narrative was disjoined completely. The book’s success makes up for the negative reviews because it is read used in education majority of the time (“Overview”). The novel was recognized later on because of the author’s humor and his use of technological development without the opinion of other humans. Mark Twain is a great representative in American Literature. Many of his books including “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” are in the list of top American

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