Uploaded by michael wolf on Jan 22, 2009
An Adventure of a lifetime
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is about a boy who must help a slave reach freedom, even if it goes against all that he has been taught. The main character, Huckleberry is quite a young boy, white in complexion and a feisty son-of-a-gun. He is the type that is not afraid to get his hands dirty, nor ashamed to be covered in mud or other such foul substances. Huck is an adventurous boy to say the least, and although he does grow up with well-mannered people, there is not a speck of well-manneredness that has washed onto him. Which is just fine and dandy to Huck, as he would rather be comfortable than be civilized. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a true masterpiece. By capturing the dialogue of the time period, Twain pulls the reader into his tale, spinning back the years, and making an enjoyable story that is sure to be taken from the shelf and read again. A satire at its best, Mart Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, brings together people from all walks of life. It melds together pieces of culture, and makes a stand against racial diversity. He uses many forms of subtle idiocracies which provide both anti-racist views, the idea of forgiveness, and working together. A racist novel it is not, for it laughs at racism with a booming chuckle, and urges the bindings of friendship no matter what the skin color. This novel should never be eliminated from schools or libraries, as the messages attempt to pull the world back together, it is a true classic which will hopefully be read in decades to come.
Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn for a purpose. It is to make fun of racism through satirical messages and ridiculously stereotypical characters. Like George Orwell’s Animal Farm, it was written in hopes of bringing about change. This is magnificently successful as Twain incorporates morals, realization, renewal, forgiveness and most of all friendship into his story. These five themes are demonstrated multiple times throughout the tale, each with great effect against racism. Huck’s constant battle with himself is a strong anti racist statement. He must choose which of his feelings are right, his mind and what he has been taught, or his heart and his feelings. He finally comes to a decision, and chooses his feelings over his past experiences. “All right, then, I’ll...