Huckleberry Finn Rhetorical Analysis

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Bullets fill the air and steal the lives of soldiers. An old woman peacefully passed away on the hospital bed. A killer disease takes away a child from her mother. The passages explore these natural and unnatural causes of death. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows how Huck is on an adventure to free his friend, Jim, but there are many obstacles in the way, like the feud between the Grangerford family and the Shepherdson family. In the poem, “I am Vertical,” Sylvia Plath describes her feelings towards death using nature. Through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “I am Vertical,” the concept of death is treated by using tone, point of view and perspective, and imagery.

To begin, In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “I am Vertical,” the authors describes the concept of death by using contrasting tones. In other words, the novel’s tone is tragic and in the poem, the tone is welcoming. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck states, “I stayed in the tree til it begun to get dark, afraid to come down” (Twain). Huck displays fear because of hearing gunshots, and people
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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the author states, “The boys jumped for the river-- both of them hurt-- and as they swum down the current the men run along the bank shooting at them and singing out ‘kill them, kill them!’”(Twain). This quote helps readers paint a picture of the horrific scene. It describes the way the Shepherdson family is trying to kill Huck’s friends. On the other hand, the poet writes, “Then the trees may touch me for once and the flowers have time for me” (Plath 31-32). Sylvia uses nature to explain death in a peaceful way. Finally, both sources have divergent ideas on death. In the book, death is painted as horrendous and gruesome and in the poem, death is seen as natural and

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