The Revolutionary Novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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It is arguably one of the most important bildungsroman, and one of the first modern pieces of literature. The novel addresses issues such as slavery, racism, religion, and social consciousness, in a way that no one could write about it, except Mark Twain. Not only does it address these issues, it also satirizes them, which is what makes Twain’s writing so unique. The literature style of writing is very abnormal with the protagonist being a young, uneducated, and undisciplined boy using his native dialect to narrate the events he encounters; which was abnormal from the usual writing. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the great American novels because it is a revolutionary piece of literature that has opened many eyes and changed the face of American literature till this day. Being one of the first bildungsroman to incorporate narration through the eyes of a child, this novel has influenced many other bildungsroman novels, such as: J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about the coming of age of Huck Finn, with an escaped slave, Jim, traveling through the Mississippi River during the 1840s in a struggle to find freedom. The Catcher In The Rye is about a young man called Holden Caulfield, who travels throughout New York City struggling with finding his…
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