He often thinks about how Tom would have enjoyed doing some difficult feet that he has just performed. When Mark Twain wrote this novel, his goal was to get the message across to his audience using the journey of a young boy travelling down the Mississippi. Huck and Jim both use the river as a method to run away from something. This is not the kind of treatment a white man would ever face. Twain lessens the impact of this gruesome description for the reader by making it impossible and almost cartoonish in its violence.
Shortly into their journey, Huck and Jim find a washed out house that has floated down the river past the island. A lot of times this is something relevant to the society the story is set or written in or something that would be relevant to the readers. He knew that Jim belonged to the widow Douglas who had done so much for him, but Huck. Then we hung up our signal lantern, and judged that we was free and safe once more. Huck isn't religious and doesn't much care for the Bible, but, as we've seen, he's comfortable using its stories and imagery for his own purposes. When first reading this, chills were brought to me with the smell of really fresh air and the sound of huffing and puffing as Boggs kept gasping for that sweet air. Here, he is in the middle of telling one lie when caught in another.
He drinks and is often violent. You feel mightily free and easy and comfy on a raft. The story opens up a window into the life of the American People before the Civil War. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless American classic which set the tone for all other American literature to follow. He also portrays Christian beliefs as subjective and biased values whereby self-professed believers determine right and wrong on the basis of what they can approve rather than referring to principles. In life, everyone needs some type of protector. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain utilizes the archetypes of the Unwilling Hero, the Shape Shifter, and Haven vs.
Twain was one of the first authors during the realist movement. While this is just one example, it represents almost every other event that occurred on land versus on the river. Towards the end of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the two phonies are tarred and feathered by a mob who was finally able to catch them. Huck portrays the unwilling hero because he puts a lot of thought into something before he does it, even though it will benefit everybody. Yet it also instills in him a shrewd sense of subjectivity. The entire book is filled with details that help the reader visualize Huckleberry's journey and set the mood for each scene.
Although developing morals and values may be difficult at times, adequate time and experience brings gratification. Huck possesses an ability to discern. Throughout the novel, Huck encounters people that fail to understand the injustice of slavery and violence, despite their education. Here, the two robbers agree to let Turner drown, effectively murdering him without getting their hands dirty, so to speak. GradeSaver, 9 April 2006 Web. The punishment of the Duke and the King was suitable because the scams they performed were sickening, and they obviously were not bothered by what they did. While still in his early twenties, Clemens gave up his printing career in order to work on.
Both the river and the land possess unique qualities that either provide a resting place for the characters or provide a battleground. Huck is speaking about a shot that goes down between two households that are involved in a feud. Twain spends pages describing how beautiful the house was. In this passage, the sound of the cannon booming gets further and further away, which measures not just distance but time. My nigger had a monstrous easy time, because I warn't used to having anybody do anything for me, but Buck's was on the jump most of the time.
Consequently, she regards her act of teaching Huck about the bible as saving him from the lost ways of the world, its sins and un-Christian lifestyle like smoking which only lead to hell. Without Twain's excessive use of imagery, we the readers would not be able to picture their experiences well enough to notice the vast difference. He'll be drownded, and won't have nobody to blame for it but his own self. He was free to be himself, and not constrained by society's rules, or subject to Pap's abusive behavior. These challenges set the stage for the difference in opinion about the land and the river. When he is found dead there are dirty playing cards laying around with him, with empty alcohol bottles.
His moral relativity in this instance tempers the somewhat judgmental tone Huck has adopted in these past two chapters and reminds the reader that Huck doesn't have the moral high ground. Note that the slaves, the Wilks sisters, and the townspeople are all very distraught that the king has torn apart a family. As Huck drifts down the river, he learns that freedom comes with great responsibility: the responsibility to decide for yourself how to be a good, moral person. This use of colloquialisms in dialect is characteristic of Twain's work and represents perhaps the best use of the rural Southern American dialect in fiction to date. The Mississippi is used literally as a form of transportation, moving the raft carrying Huck and Jim down the river. Throughout the story there is constant exciting activity, there simply is never a dull moment in this book.