Huckleberry Finn Essay

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Mark Twain was born on the Missouri frontier and spent his childhood there. His real name is actually Samuel Langhorne Clemens. At the age of 12 he quit school in order to earn his living. At the age of 15 he already wrote his first article and by the time he was 16 he had his first short novel published. In 1857 he was an apprentice steamboat pilot on a boat that left Mississippi and was leading towards New Orleans. His characters were created because of the people and the situations he encountered on this trip.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a sequel to "Tom Sawyer". "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is one of the masterpieces of American literature. It was first
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That same night they get Jim and run away.
The farmers of the town start shooting them and gets Tom in the leg. They catch them, and Jim is treated bad until the doctor explains that he help him to take care of the boy. When Tom awakens he demands that they let Jim go. Jim is free. Huck find out his father is dead. Aunt Sally wants to adopt Huck but he refuses. Huck concludes the novel stating he would never have undertaken the task of writing out his story in a book, had he known it would take so long to complete.
By using a child as his main character, Twain is able to compare the power and also the vulnerability of a child with the ones of a black slave. The reader can see that they are both in similar positions. Such as: they are both abused, each of them is in the position of losing their freedom and both are at the mercy of white adult men.


Being just a boy, Huck does not take his principles and values for granted. Twain shows that conclusions about right and wrong based on experience can mostly be better than the ones based on the rules and laws of the society.
Huckleberry Finn is the main character and also the narrator in Mark Twain's book "The adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Huck is thirteen and he is the son of the local drunk of St. Petersburg, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi River. His father totally disapproves of his son being educated and beats him often. Through the eyes
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