The Adventure Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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“PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot” (Twain Notice). This opening quote from Mark Twain’s 1884 novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, attempts to use a bit of humor to mock readers stupidity about the many dialects in his story. The primary notion in this quote-readers should refrain from finding rationality, right or wrong, and conspiracy in the text-is the necessary mindset when examining another piece of literature, Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella The Metamorphosis. Positioning as poststructuralism thinking, this short novel’s groundbreaking style fuses realism with absurdity and contradiction that exhibit truths which are actually illusions. This complex relationship reveals itself under close analysis of the text. Once the universe of the tale cracks, the structure and meaning become arbitrary, leaving only the marginalize point of Kafka. In an attempt to prove this unorthodox theory and find the trivial point, a summary of The Metamorphosis will often pause after particular word choices and discuss how they rupture the narrative’s truth.
Part one. Gregor Samsa awakes and discovers that his body is now a “monstrous vermin” (Kafka 1), with tiny legs and a hard shell. Vermin is a wild mammal or bird, but this description reads more like insect. Working as a traveling fabric salesman, Gregor’s present existence is set…

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