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Huck Finn Essay

1826 words - 8 pages

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

By
Brenda Tarin

British Literature 2323
Lois Flanagan
January 27, 2009

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I. Introduction

II. Biographical sketch of author

A. Past to present

B. Experiences and achievements

III Plot analysis

A. analysis of plot structure
1. Exposition
2. Complication
3. Crisis
4. Climax
5. Resolution

B. Theme of plot

IV Critical analysis

A. Theme
1. Racism
2. Slavery

C. Characters

D. Atmosphere

E. Conflicts

V. Evaluation

VI. Review of movie version

VII. ...view middle of the document...

Clemens married Olivia Langdon who was from Elmira, New York in 1870. Clemens and Langdon had four children. (MarkTwain)
Twain was most famous for “The Great American Novel” better yet known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book has been outlawed in many
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school libraries due to the extensive usage of explicit content, shown by the characters. Twain is also known for The Guilded Age, The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, Life on the Mississippi, and Mark Twains Autobiography. He is also known for many famous short stories, speeches, and essays. Samuel Langhorne Clemens “Mark Twain” passed away from angina pectoris on April 21, 1910 (Mark Twain Biography)

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At the beginning of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Huck lives with Widow Douglas. He has changed by becoming clean, having manners, and by going to school. Pap arrives in town when he hears Huck has money, he ruins all
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of this and makes him move with him in a cabin, where no one else knows where it is located. Then Huck runs off to Jackson Island and fakes his murder by using a pigs blood as his own, also by making it look like a gang of robbers had murdered him. After a few days he ran into Jim who had ran away from Miss
Watson because he had heard she was going to sell him for $800 south. They get together and live in Jackson Island, Here they encounter a lot of crazy days,
they see a dead man’s body but Huck refuses to look at his face. Huck gets Jim bitten by a snake. The next day Huck dresses up as a girl, and goes into town and talks to Judith lofts’. She then finds out he is really a boy, and tells him that he thinks “Huck Finn” and “The slave guy” are hiding on Jackson Island. Huck and Jim go down the river on a steamboat to the free states. A few days later they run into robbers who had a wrecked steam boat, they runaway with the steamboat and all their money. Later on they run into a group of men looking for slaves, and huck lies that Jim is his father that is very sick. Huck and Jim get caught up in a feud between the Grangerfords and Shepherdson. A couple of days later they rescue an old and young man who claim to be kings. These men pretend to be related to a man that left a fortune of money, Huck then feels guilty and tells the sisters that they are frauds. The two men give Jim away and say he is a run away slave for forty dollars; this is when Huck goes to the farm to help free Jim. Huck runs into Tom and together they try and help Jim. Huck pretends to be Tom, and Tom pretends to be his older brother Sid, but Aunt Polly tells
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Aunt Sally who they really are. Tom gets shot in the leg and they carry him back and this is when Tom explains that Jim had been free all along. Also Jim tells Huck that his father was the dead man they had seen so he doesn’t have to
worry. Huck then...

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