1 March, 2013
A Nonconformist Narrator
Huck Finn was a misfit boy, caught in a very racial society. Society had morphed his brain into thinking that he was better than the slaves. After Pap mishandled Huck as an innocent child, his longevity will materially and intellectually be scared. A Father should be a mentor to those who are younger than them, yet Pap is the complete opposite of what anyone should look up to. According to dictionary.com, the word reliable means to be, “that [one] may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty”(Dictionary). The Adventurous of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain the author, has an interesting way of writing. Mark Twain uses a literary device that can make an unreliable narrator. Twain makes Huck sound like an unreliable narrator because his writing is very interesting which builds tension for the reader. An example of when Twain built tension was when he introduced a duke and king, who were con men. When Jim and Huck ran across the two men, Huck never knew they were con men. It was evident to the reader that the men were con men because their description fit one of a con man today. We cannot always believe and trust what Huck says because Twain manipulates between how the story can be portrayed and who the narrator Huck, truly is.
If The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn could be told from another characters perspective, the story would drastically change. As the reader, we go on all the adventures with Huck himself. We are able to read throughout the book and feel the fears and able to understand his personal thoughts. Being able to understand Huck’s personal thoughts, gave the reader personal assurance with Huck. Jim was Huck’s faithful companion along their journey down the Mississippi river. Even though society taught Huck that the white people were better than black slaves. Jim was a run away slave who ran into Huck on the river after he had escaped...
Cited: "Reliable." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.
Twain, Mark, and Verne B. Brown. Huckleberry Finn. Chicago: Scott, Foresman &,
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