Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay examples

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Mark Twain’s, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, was published in England in 1884 and America in 1885. The novel sold 51,000 copies in its first fourteen months of being published. It is a staple in American Literature because it has stood the test of time and still widely debated today. Huckleberry Finn is a preteen hillbilly who has an abusive father called “Pap” sometime between the 1830’s-1840’s. Throughout the episodes in, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn and Jim display different attitudes toward money, its acquisition, and loss.
In the beginning of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, Huck gives a synopsis of his adventures with Tom Sawyer, “...Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich. We got six thousand dollars apiece - all gold. It was an awful sight of money when it was piled up.” He continues, “Well, Judge Thatcher, he took it and put it out at interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece, all year round - more than a body could tell what to do with”. Huck acknowledges that the six thousand dollars is “an awful sight” and that it made them “rich” (1290). Huck seems to view his wealth as a luxury.
The Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson take care of Huck by clothing, feeding, and teaching him the Bible. Huck does not want to be “sivilized” by the Widow or Miss Watson. “The Widow Douglas, She took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was…

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