The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Mark Twain, a realistic writer, explores the ideas of ordinary people and freedom in his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The Civil War and the Industrialization of America were historic to the rise of the realistic period, and contributed to the shaping of it. The authors developed the period with an emphasis on regionalism, transparent language, and character. Common themes of racism, class, and freedom emerge during realism. Mark Twain 's novel demonstrates the subjects of racism and freedom. As an impact of these themes, Huck 's view on Jim changes drastically. The Civil War and the Industrialization of America were historic to the rise of the realistic literary period. These events influenced realism writers ' works…show more content…
Racism, occurring at this time, was a major theme. Likewise, Industrialization influenced and brought a new approach to the way realists wrote. Realism renders reality in comprehensive details (Bush 32). Realism writers also write about ordinary people, their lives, and why they do certain things. They take a more scientific approach to everything that occurs. Writers as well concentrate on the unique characteristics of their regional culture rather than universal themes (Bush 33). In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, ordinary characters like Huck and Jim are written about, and Mark Twain writes in detail why and how they do each thing they do. The development of realism emphasizes regionalism, transparent language, and character. Authors of this period all use realistic detail in everything that occurs throughout the writing in the setting through regionalism, to the characters, and to the language used. Realistic authors use regionalism to concentrate more on the distinctive characteristics of their regional culture and environments rather than focusing on universal themes ("Realism"). The character role is a essential part of the realistic structure, and are more important than the plot. In realism, the characters always deal with an antagonist or an antagonistic situation. The characters are usually ordinary or "undesirable", such as gamblers or politicians. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main characters are a
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