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Mark Twain the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens was as a literary writer a genius His use of numerous literary devices throughout the novel are quite unique Examples of them would be irony Here was a nigger which I had as good as helped to run away coming right out and saying that he would steal his children - children that belonged to someone that had done me no harm p 88 and colloquial enunciation I ast m if dey uz gwyne to grab a young white genlmans propaty en git a hidin for it p 112 Samuel Clemens was a very controversial writer in his time Although he was fiercely criticized he was among the first writers to incorporate views other than that of a reverential main character into his stories and he was also a primary user of colloquial enunciation Plot Synopsis The plot is as the title suggests about the adventures of an unruly and carefree boy named Huckleberry Finn The novel depicts the 1900s southern social climate in a manner that is not only satirical but psychoanalytically intuitive In it Huck as he is commonly known runs away with a slave named Jim As they travel along the Mississippi river in the southern region of the United States they undergo many extraordinary adventures Analysis One of the most predominant themes in this novel is that of deception Deception in one form or another is used with an avid consistency throughout the story Two personifications of deception were the characters King and Duke They were entrepreneurs of deception which is a polite way of saying hustlers Samuel Clemens writes about them so ingeniously that after a while the reader is able to understand the true nature of these tricksters and that most of what they utter is either fabrication or a twisted
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