The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain, in his novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay Nature, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his short story “The Birth-Mark,” all express an unstated disdain for the perfection of nature and, to an extent, portray an obsessive jealousy of nature reflected through their literary works. Twain emulates this premise through his use of superstition and his lack of respect for death. Emerson accomplishes the task through his comparisons of nature with humans and his beliefs on the qualities a person might possess that allow allow the individual to appreciate nature. Lastly, Hawthorne proves this point through his views of the birthmark and how characters react to it. This interpretation of the text is noteworthy because it reflects a very specific, unorthodox viewpoint that might offer a disparate way of perceiving each text as a whole. Twain, in his novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, displays an implicit hatred and jealousy for the perfection of nature through his frequent incorporations of superstition (in or into) his text. One morning, at breakfast, Huck accidentally spills some salt and claims “I reached for some of it as quick as I could, to throw over my left shoulder and keep off the bad luck, but Miss Watson was in ahead of me, and crossed me off… The widow put in a good word for me, but that warn’t going to keep off the bad luck, I knowed that well enough. I started out, after breakfast, feeling worried and shaky, and…

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