The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Although there are many intriguing pieces of literary in American History, two of the most influential novels are Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Almost ironically, the main characters of both of these novels are shockingly similar. Since these pieces have been published there has been a lot of discussion about how the two novels are related even though they were written in two completely different time periods. Very famous writers crafted these two novels. J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain are icons in American Literature. With the similarities and differences in narrative style, the novels Catcher in the Rye and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have spoken to the readers about the author’s views on society, their state of mind, and how the narrative style offers social criticism. Although these authors may have created Huck and Holden, they turned out to be something unimaginable for fictional characters. The language that Holden uses is definitely not the most censored but it creates an ambiance when reading about his endeavors. Many have observed, “Holden’s twentieth-century prep-school vernacular, despite its automatic and somehow innocent obscenities and its hackneyed coinages, also manages to communicate ideas and feeling of quite a complex sort within its sharply delimited boundaries.” (Kaplan 1) This quote is depicting the fact that Holden is indeed well educated, but talks with a lot of slang. It also is saying
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