Analysis Of The Book ' Huckleberry Finn ' Essay

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For its humanism the idea that every person is worthy of respect and compassion, for its suggestion of regional differences and the need for understanding others unlike ourselves, for its satirical attack against complacency regarding the evils in our world, for its use of original literary techniques, and for its profound insight into human nature and human foibles, Huckleberry Finn is one of the most teachable books. It is especially suited for the study of American literature in the eleventh or twelfth grades. This is the time when young adults are making decisions about their lives--moral, social, emotional, academic decisions. They are making choices of jobs and friends, choices that will affect directly their behaviors away from adult supervision, away from the confines of school and home. Since Huck has to undergo the very same initiations, the book serves as a model for young people everywhere who must be initiated into the world in which they are expected to function as active, contributing adults. The choices they make, like Huck 's, are ones which will determine their characters and especially their moral lives.
Above all, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a moral book. Twain brings to the fore in Huck 's simplistic dialect the universal questions of quests of youth: the search for meaning, the search for the self that can stand alone under pressure, the search for significant others who offer worthy models of behavior and thought. Huck Finn is a
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