All the fun has After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it.
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. How exactly did I make it through eight total years of high school and undergraduate studies in English without having read any Mark Twain but a brief and forgotten excerpt from Life on the Mississippi?
Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble-mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed, the bearded lady has been depilated, and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick-up trucks and captained, like a formidable vending armada, toward the auburn sunset.
Would his intellect and compassion escape from his circumstances or would he become yet another bigoted, abusive father squiring another brood of dirty, doomed children around a fluorescently-lit Wal-Mart?
Certainly not, if we expect any semblance of honesty from our national literature. Or am I old-fashioned? Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.
It was criticized upon release because of its coarse language and became even more controversial in the 20th century because of its perceived use of racial stereotypes and because of its frequent use of the racial slur "nigger," despite strong arguments that the protagonist, and the tenor of the book, is anti-racist.
Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. His gaze, imploring, suggestive of a caged intellect, breaks your heart, so you turn and comparison-shop for chewing gum or breath mints.
Sure, Tom Sawyer is something of an idiot, as we discover, but in a novel that includes faked deaths and absurd con jobs, his idiocy seems well-placed. Should the character of Huck Finn, in other words, be ahistorical, anachronistic? In the end, I suppose the greatest thing I can say about this novel is that it left me wondering what happened to Huck Finn.
Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length. Same story, different day. Orbiting the cart, filled with generic cigarette cartons, tabloids, and canned meats, are a half-dozen kids, glazed with spittle and howling like Helen Keller over the water pump, but your eyes return to the small, sad boy sitting in the cart.
In the greater social consciousness, there are two stars of this book: Should we expect a mostly uneducated, abused adolescent son of a racist alcoholic who is living in the South before the Civil War to have a respectful, intellectually-enlightened perspective toward black people?
That boy is the spiritual descendant of Huckleberry Finn.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain and published in the United States inis considered one of the greatest stories and most criticized works of American literature.
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