The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Identity is who you name yourself to be and how you see yourself. For instance, you may see yourself as a scientist or writer whereas other may see you as quiet and reserved. The language you use allows other to identify who you are, while the language others use towards you influences how you see yourself. We make first impressions; the people we talk to everyday influence who we are becoming, and we act differently around different groups of people. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck travels away from home down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave named Jim. The habits and language of people that Huck Finn knows from his daily life and meets while traveling down the Mississippi River as chronicled in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, impact him in ways similar to the influences described in “The F Word” by Firoozeh Dumas, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, and “The Ways We Lie” by Stephanie Ericsson. These texts also highlight that people judge others on the language they use and how well they use it.
We are told that first impressions are extremely important. They can make or break a job interview or a new friendship. Your name and the first sentence you say are the first things a person has to judge your intelligence and personality on. Most of the time, this first judgement is the one that they remember you by. For example, in the article “The ‘F Word’” by Firoozeh Dumas, the author explains that she was rejected from jobs and teased because her…

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