Huck Finn Themes

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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…
The plot summary of chapters 1-7: Huck’s Escape is short live, but it gives the readers an idea on what goes on in the story. Huck moves in with a family that wants him to act “civilized” and he disagrees with listening to them. Huck soon escapes out the window and joins Tom Sawyer, which leads to them meeting Jim. Jim and Huck have superstition in common with each other, so they decided to play a trick on Jim. Later on, the boys form a “gang of robbers,” in which Huck gets tired of playing and runs into serious problems when meeting up with Pap. However, Huck fakes his death to get away from Pap (“Plot

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