Book Review: Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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In the novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain relates the story of a young Southern boy's adventures and his discoveries of how society works. The reader watches Huck and his companion, a runaway slave named Jim, go through great lengths in order to free Jim and rescue Huck from his father Pap. From face to face encounters with snakes, to how Huck dressed up as a girl and eventually was seen through, this novel is all about the strange, interesting adventures Jim and huckleberry had. Yet when read in between lines, Adventures of Huckleberry teaches a reader important lessons about the true nature of people. Throughout the book, one of these main lessons is that Blacks can be just as caring as whites."Goodness gracious, is dat you, Huck? En you ain' dead-you ain' drowned-you's back again? It's too good to be true, honey, it's too good for true. Lemme look at you, chile, lemme feel o' you. No, you ain' dead! You's back again, 'live en soun', jis de same ole Huck-de same ole Huck, thanks to goodness.'Huck is a fun-loving, superstitious boy who could not give up his free-and-easy life of fishing and smoking. He was at one time, placed over the charge of Aunt Mary Polly, whom he calls 'the widow'. He disliked the rigid and strict rules he was oppressed to follow. He hated having to go to school. 'The widow put me in new clothes again, and I couldn't do nothing but sweat and sweat.' One day, Mischievous Huck...

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