In Missouri[ edit ] The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri based on the actual town of Hannibal, Missourion the shore of the Mississippi River "forty to fifty years ago" the novel having been published in Huckleberry "Huck" Finn the protagonist and first-person narrator and his friend, Thomas "Tom" Sawyer, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures detailed in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Huck explains how he is placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her stringent sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to "sivilize" him and teach him religion.
Huck is the thirteen-year-old son of the local drunk of St. Petersburg, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi River.
Nevertheless, Huck is still a boy, and is influenced by others, particularly by his imaginative friend, Tom.
In Huckleberry Finn, Tom serves as a foil to Huck: Read an in-depth analysis of Tom Sawyer. Petersburg and who adopt Huck. The gaunt and severe Miss Watson is the most prominent representative of the hypocritical religious and ethical values Twain criticizes in the novel.
The Widow Douglas is somewhat gentler in her beliefs and has more patience with the mischievous Huck.
Jim is superstitious and occasionally sentimental, but he is also intelligent, practical, and ultimately more of an adult than anyone else in the novel. Because Jim is a black man and a runaway slave, he is at the mercy of almost all the other characters in the novel and is often forced into ridiculous and degrading situations.
Read an in-depth analysis of Jim. Pap is a wreck when he appears at the beginning of the novel, with disgusting, ghostlike white skin and tattered clothes.
Pap represents both the general debasement of white society and the failure of family structures in the novel. The younger man, who is about thirty, claims to be the usurped Duke of Bridgewater.
Although Huck quickly realizes the men are frauds, he and Jim remain at their mercy, as Huck is only a child and Jim is a runaway slave.
The duke and the dauphin carry out a number of increasingly disturbing swindles as they travel down the river on the raft. The kindhearted Grangerfords, who offer Huck a place to stay in their tacky country home, are locked in a long-standing feud with another local family, the Shepherdsons.
Twain uses the two families to engage in some rollicking humor and to mock a overly romanticizes ideas about family honor.
Essentially good people, the Phelpses nevertheless hold Jim in custody and try to return him to his rightful owner. Aunt Polly appears at the end of the novel and properly identifies Huck, who has pretended to be Tom, and Tom, who has pretended to be his own younger brother, Sid.Mark Twain's writing style, Twainthe pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer and humorist, is characterized by .
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN BY MARK TWAIN A GLASSBOOK CLASSIC. HUCKLEBERRY FINN. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade) by Mark Twain A GL ASSBOOK CL ASSIC.
NOTICE PERSONS attempting to ﬁnd a motive in this narrative will be pros- HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Huckleberry “Huck” Finn - The protagonist and narrator of the novel. Huck is the thirteen-year-old son of the local drunk of St.
Petersburg, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi River. Huck is the thirteen-year-old son of the local drunk of St. Petersburg, Missouri, a town on the Mississippi River. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by: Mark Twain Mark Twain’s novel condemning the institutionalized racism of the pre-Civil War South is among the most celebrated works of .
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In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through an analysis of plot, characters, and theme.