The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn?
what is the differences between what life on the raft is like for Huck and what that represents for him, and what life on the shore is like. Are the ideals of life on the raft transferable to life on the shore? Why or why not?
- 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Huck wouldn’t have had much of an adventure at all if the mighty Mississippi weren’t involved. Thank heavens Mr. Twain did decide to put Huck and Jim in a raft and push them out into the rapids, because the Mississippi River serves as the driving force behind the novel’s plot development. Pretty much everything that happens – from the moment that Huck hatches his escape-from-Pap plan to, finally, Tom’s scheme to set Jim free – happens because the river is involved.
The river symbolizes freedom to Huck and Jim. It’s a bit more complicated than that – after all, the river also directly causes a bunch of problems for our heroes. “Freedom cannot cause problems,” you may be thinking.
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- behrLv 43 years ago
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's exhilarating Mississippi adventures tale and the companion to Tom Sawyer In hiding from his drunken and tyrannical father,Huck Finn escapes to Jackson's Island ,the place he meets Jim ,a runaway slave.at the same time the lads spark off on a raft down the Mississippi ,in a formidable bid for freedom from so-observed as 'sivilization"
- v.ballerr <3Lv 51 decade ago
hey, i'm doing the same assignment!
well i haven't reached the shore part, but this is what i have so far:
That the river symbolizes escaping oppression and freedom, on all levels. For Huck, it expresses freedom from the civilization of socity and for Jim, the freedom from slavery.
Good Luck :)