The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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The novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is a very interesting novel with much meaning and interpretations hidden in the words. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, who fakes his death, tries to escape to freedom from this father, and along the way having a very adventurous journey. Huckleberry Finn befriends a runaway slave trying to escape to freedom and these two travel closely together throughout the novel. Huckleberry Finn shows many characteristics closes to those characters in the bible. The events taken place and other characters in the novel also mirror that of the bible. There are continuous biblical allusions shown throughout the novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain, including, the story of Moses, Jesus Christ, and the Pharisees. Many of the imagery and allusions Mark Twain used in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” came from the bible and biblical stories including Exodus. In the holy bible, the biblical chapter or Exodus includes a “main character.” This character is Moses. Kelly Anspaugh says in her journal, “’I Been There Before: Biblical Typology And Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,” “Twain . . . created a modern Moses whose journey from a barrel to the territory closely resembled that of the biblical Moses” (Anspaugh 219-220). Moses’s characteristics and journeys in the bible reflect Huckleberry Finn in many different ways. Even in the story of Huckleberry Finn,…

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