Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: 1800

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To me the reader, or the audience, best interprets the theme of this story, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. To some they simply may see this as a fiction novel written for fun rather than having a main focus point, or underwritten message. Others may see this whole novel as a depiction of something quite the opposite, suggesting that Mark Twain wrote a parable meaning that the simple things of a young boys life may be complicated by his over indulgent imagination. To me the novel is saying to follow your heart and not always do what is necessarily condemned as “right” or “just” by law, but to rather do what makes you happy.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place around the late 1800s, approximately 1890. In the beginning Huck Finn was in Missouri, but by a coincidental series of events and the current of the Mississippi River he ends up in Louisiana. The combination of the time era and the location of this form the idealistic mix of southern comfort, strains of slavery, and the simplicity of a young country boys mind. The biggest factor throughout the novel is the Mississippi River. The river provides food, transportation, and the traveling comfort of home for Huck and Jim.

Out of the many different personalities in this novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character is Huck Finn. Huck Finn is a simple southern boy that has an elusive imagination that helps him surmount many obstacles by using his unusual wit and a little luck. Another major character in this novel is Jim the slave. Jim, with the help of Huck Finn, escapes from slavery in order to reunite with his family. To me Jim is written to be perceived as an undermined person, but in actuality Jim is the reason for Huck taking the chances he did. A minor character that was quite fond of Huck Finn was Tom Sawyer. Tom is key to Huck having the passion and intuition that he does. There are many other...
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