The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn And Its Characterization

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Mills Thomas
Ms. Bouchey
Eng. Hon. 2nd
3 March 2016

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and its Characterization
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is a large use of characterization to develop the characters and is influenced by the time period. Mark Twain was born in 1835, and lived to see the Civil War start. This is a big influence on his writing, because his two most famous works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. They both take place in the time before the Civil War and both have major themes of race and morals. Mark Twain characterizes Jim and Huck as he builds their bonds and relationships. At the same time he teaches that race should not determine the status of a relationship.
Twain characterizes Huck from the beginning. He also characterizes Huck all through his first book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. When Huck is first introduced, many things are shown about him. Twain shows how simpleminded Huck is and how adventurous his spirit. Huck hates the normal “sivilized” ways of life and education. This reflects the time period because a big issue in society was being free. The slaves wanted to be free and the regularWhen Huck starts talking about his family’s attempts to educate him, he says “Miss Watson (...) had come to live with her and took a set at me with a spelling book” (Twain 2). This shows how he does not care about traditional education and only learning from experiences. He is wise in
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