Humor In Huckleberry Finn

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The story Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, happens to be a book most people just know about than actually read about. This novel has been around longer than the eldest person alive today, who happens to be 122 years old. Surviving 132 years of American evolution, this bookapp, continues the legacy and passes on the magic to the ones who read it. Most critics claim that Huckleberry Finn is the Greatest American Novel, due to the backgrounds of Mark Twain, perception of the novel, lessons learned from American History, and the accessory of humor that gives the novel an enjoyable tone. Mark Twain’s childhood sets the scene in Huckleberry Finn. Searching through his pastgerund paves the meaning behind his writings. Although critics say …show more content…
A big part of why Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn achieves a title of literature legend happens to be the enjoyability of the story. Novels need to be attracting to readers. Boring books will die off, but the entertainment throughout a serious topic can be directly related to the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae. Twain incorporates humor throughout the book to spice up American history. The humor in the book mislead many in the beginning of Huck’s reign, where it had been known as a ‘boy’s book’ even though it had much more potential than this title. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn generates its comedy, satire, pathos, and dramatic irony by having the adolescent Huck tell his own story, keeping his misspellings, solecisms, and naiveté intact.” (The Novel 100). Not only does Twain’s humor add to the plot and climax of the story, but laughter acts as the safety cushion that creates the feeling where everything will end up OK with Huck and Jim in the end. The best medicine would have to be laughter in the case of these two. The end of their journey ends excitingly, but ideal as Huck continues to be a kid alongside Tom and his band of brothers and Jim gets to continue the rest of his life as a freed

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