Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Huckleberry Finn

Sometimes children see things more clearly in their so-called ignorance than adults do with their so-called wisdom. Discuss the extract from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Fin in light of this statement.

The extract from the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain shows the reader that children see things more clearly than adults. When reading this extract it is shown to the reader how ignorant adults can be due to the mass amount of beliefs they have whilst children like Huckleberry Finn don’t just believe what they hear but question it. Children see things more clearly as they are not also innocent but also don’t believe in old traditions and beliefs. In this extract Huckleberry Fin is portrayed as a curious and witty boy. He questions many things in life including the extreme religious beliefs. By making Huckleberry Fin an innocent character Twain shows the reader Huckleberry’s wittiness and curiousness. In this novel Twain writes deliberate spelling mistakes which makes Huckleberry Fin seem uneducated. By making Huckleberry uneducated, he is portrayed as very innocent. With the use of dialogue Twain makes Huckleberry seem very witty. By establishing Huckleberry’s character as innocent and witty, Twain shows the reader that children can see things more clearly than adults because of their clear and innocent minds that have not been infiltrated with cultural and religious beliefs.

In the novel Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain, Twain has portrayed Huckleberry as innocent by using deliberate spelling mistakes. By making deliberate spelling and grammar mistakes Huckleberry is portrayed as uneducated and innocent.

The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways…

The constant mistakes made by Huckleberry Finn shows the reader his innocence and shows the reader that Huckleberry’s innocence...
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