The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Mark Twain‘s The adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful illustration of the picaresque nineteen century American novel. The author portrays the world and spirit of the South through the eyes and the journey of a young boy, Huck, and his friends Jim, and Tom. From the beginning, three themes friendship, conflict between society and natural life, and escape, emerge and are developed throughout the novel. Friendship underlines the entire book as the hero is essentially an orphan, Huckleberry Finn. Huck experiences the world around him with his friend Tom, a boy of the same age, and Jim, a runaway slave who lives with him though their entire voyage to become not only a wonderful companion, but also a fatherly figure. In the first chapter, Tom is introduced both as Huck’s friend and adventure seeker while Jim is then only one of the “niggers” of the household, called for prayers. Tom‘s camaraderie is precious to Huck as he seems to be his only real friend in the gang, while the others wouldn’t mind to get rid of him as he has no family and they would not be able to kill them if he did not follow the band’s oath in chapter 2. In chapter 8 Huck thinks about Tom and believes his friend would be proud of him faking his death to get away from Pap. Later in the novel, Tom is happy to help out Huck and Jim when they are at his aunt’s house starting in chapter thirty-three until the end of the novel. Chapter eight brings Jim into Huckleberry’s life as Huck is happy to be free

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