Essay The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

875 Words Aug 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Silence is virtually inescapable. Where some avoid it, others thrive in the solitude the world brings. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, the reader finds that Huckleberry Finn, who narrates the story, both enjoying and suffering within the silence. Though as Forrest G. Robinson argues in his The Silences in Huckleberry Finn the reasons behind Huck 's depression and wish of death couldn 't only be from Huck 's circumstances alone. Huckleberry Finn 's wish for eternal solitude and his depression stem not only from his circumstances but from his author Mark Twain as well. Mark Twain throughout his work in Huckleberry Finn show similarities in events in his personal life. As Robinson states, “[Smith] draws attention to important similarities between fictional and biographical materials, and he uses these fresh insights in opening up and defending a coherent interpretation of the novel”(53). Mark Twain 's autobiography shows instances where Twain 's experiences are reflected in Huckleberry Finn. Instances such as the spinning wheel found on the Phelps plantation in Huckleberry Finn as well as Twain 's uncle 's home that gave both author and character a sense of foreboding. Little things like this show the reader the connections between Huckleberry Finn and the author. Twain will also show instances that suggest that Huck 's solitude leaves Huck defenseless to ghostly voices. Huck experiences times during which is he alone. These…

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