The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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The question still remains, what truly determines whether a book is a classic or not? “” defines classic as “an example of excellence” or “considered one of the best of its kind.” Therefore, the so-called classic must be able to pass the test of time and be read in the same admiration throughout generations. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain is one of these “classics.” The novels everlasting excellence is proven throughout by its plot. Twain does a remarkable job of conveying clear details of his plot through dialogue and describing locations and situations. For example, the main character, Huckleberry Finn, talks in such a fashion as too show the difference between uneducated southerners back then and “educated” people in today’s time. When Huck says, “Yes-en I’s rich now, come look at it. I owns mysef, en I’s wuth eight hund 'd dollars. I wisht I had de money, I wouldn’ want no,” (Twain 52) this dialogue shows Twain’s ability to manipulate the plot to fit in the characteristics of the time when he wrote the novel. This dialogue shows up consistently throughout the novel, showing the importance and emphasis Twain meant to convey. It is also shown when Huck states, “ 'Quick, Jim, it ain’t no time for fooling around and moaning; there’s a gang of murderers in yonder, and if we don 't hunt up their boat and set her drifting down the river so these fellows can’t get away from the wreck, there 's one of ‘em going to be in a bad fix. But

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