The adventure of Huckleberry Finn?
How do the king and the duke impact Huck's and Jim's life on the raft, their quest for freedom, and the novel's movement? What function do they serve in Huck’s journey towards adulthood?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded one of the Great American Novels, and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels.
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. By satirizing a Southern antebellum society that was already anachronistic at the time of its publication, the book is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature.
- GabrielleLv 44 years ago
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's exhilarating Mississippi adventures story and the companion to Tom Sawyer In hiding from his drunken and tyrannical father,Huck Finn escapes to Jackson's Island ,where he meets Jim ,a runaway slave.Together the boys set off on a raft down the Mississippi ,in a daring bid for freedom from so-called 'sivilization"
- 1 decade ago
The king and duke impact Hucks and Jims life a lot .. remember the duke and king are scammers , they made huck and jim to let them on to their raft. and then when they decided to steal the wilks sisters money they got into trouble and then they decided to sell jim to a family that will keep runaway slaves until their real owners show up... than Huck and Tom had to rescue him..
i love this book ! read it in class =)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Duke and The King
At first these two seem like some great comic relief.The king in particular is immoral, disrespectful, self-serving, and manipulative. They also put a barrier or two in the way of the protagonist’s journey, which is a pretty antagonistic thing to do.
From Shmoop Lit/Character Roles/Huck Finn
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- 1 decade ago
they're basically another example of how people just want to cheat each other. they're con men, and jim falls for their bs. they also illustrate how huck and jim are helpless, since neither really has any power to stop them from their swindling and whatnot.