The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Developing the character of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain opened with a monologue by Huckleberry, “You do not know about me, without you have read a book by the name of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, but that ain’t no matter...” (13). Immediately, through his cleverly written dialog, the reader gets a much better understanding of how Huckleberry thinks and acts through his cleverly written speech. I was quickly able, even without having read the prequel to the novel, to understand that Huckleberry was slightly uneducated and likely from the South based on his southern drawl. Additionally important aspects of other characters and plot were lined up for the reader to avoid confusion during this monologue and remainder of the chapter. As the plot begins to truly take hold, the reader meets Jim, one of the Widow’s slaves. Huck had a healthy respect and fear for Jim. The respectful view of the slave, however, wasn’t something that most people shared. For example Huck went to Jim for advice about his father from his magic hair ball. While the magic hairball might seem like a bit of joke, Huck having the courage to ask advice from what others might call a lower class person shows his trust and admiration of Jim. In fact, I would go as far as to say at this point in the text, Huckleberry has more respect and trust for Jim than his own father. This says a lot because Jim and colored people like him were widely considered inferior to their white counterparts. However, for the
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