Huckleberry Finn Movie Vs Book Analysis

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a well-known classic that can teach many different lessons. Throughout the book, we see different ideas satirized and emphasized to bring in a new meaning to the society. The adaption of the book to the movie, though limiting, shows some of the same ideas for a strong society. The movie is able to capture some of the books meaning, but not all of it with the amount of satire in the book. One of the main concepts that the book tries to highlight throughout the book is skin color, race, or any other factor that we cannot control doesn’t determine the type of person someone is or can be. During Jim and Huck’s adventure, we see the dichotomy between blacks and whites from an outside perspective. Huck understands …show more content…
Instead of completely focusing on skin tone and race, it focused on the idea that society norms may not always be right. Instead of showing a complete contrast between blacks and whites as the book does, it focused more on just showing that society was wrong. It showed Jim’s character and how he develops over time. He isn’t just a black man that is beyond stupid. Huck learns that Jim is very much like himself. One scene on their raft, Jim and Huck talk about accents. They come to the conclusion that all people are people regardless of origin (The Adventures of Huck Finn). Instead of proving it through many different actions, the movie has conversations between Huck and others that point out that slavery is wrong even if society says it is not. Having these conversations is a way for the movie to make up for lost material and satire that was in the book. This change causes the focus to not just be on racial discrimination but on society’s ideas of what is right. The changes in the movie also made some of the themes that were in the book lost to the …show more content…
From slavery to society to religion, satire is a main point in the book. Even with being an important part, the movie cannot capture the same amount of satire which hurts the movies meanings. Religion is a main concept that is satirized in the book that doesn’t show up as much in the movie. The movie cut many scenes or details that played into this satire. Without scenes like the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons going to church with their guns or Phelps and his wife praying with Jim when they are going to resell him, religion loses some of the satire in the book (Twain). We still see small amounts in the movie but it doesn’t come across as meaningful or strong as it does in the book. However, other parts of the movie did satirize things fairly well. Though a movie can never truly do a book justice, it did satirize society and the white government well. The movie included things from the book like Pap’s character, inequality, and frontier justice that played a role in satirizing white society. The movie was able to show how ridiculous the society was run even though it lacked sufficient amounts of detail. With scenes like the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons fighting and killing each other until they are all dead or the random guy getting shot and everybody acting like it is just another day, we can see some of the satire Twain wrote in the book (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). Though it isn’t as strong in the

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