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Hannah Brotherton Earleywine English Pre-AP 2B 6 February 2001 Chapter XII-Paragraph eleven Chapter XXXIV-Paragraph thirty-one Chapter XXXV-Paragraph two The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a controversial story told in first person point of view through the eyes of Huck Finn Huck is portrayed as being very naive and literal minded Everything he witnesses or hears he tells word fo word exactly how it happened This characteristic of Hucks may at times cause him to appear ignorant but it also makes him a very reliable narrator Throughout the novel Twain uses satire to poke fun at romantic literature and conveys his strong d taste for it to the reader The adventure involving the wrecked boat Walter Scott that Huck and Jim discover and Tom Sawyers elaborate yet unrealistic strategies to free Jim from slavery make Twains detest for romanticism inevitably clear Read literally this novel is about a young boy and his adventures but read on a deeper level it is understood that Twain is criticizing romanticism as well as civil law and society Since the story is told through Hucks literal minded perspective e nts Huck believes to be very serious the reader may find quite humorous Considering this Twains opinions and disagreements with society are exposed Huck and Jims first significant adventure occurs on a stormy night when they discover Walter S tt a steam boat that had killed herself on a rock The use of the name Walter Scott an author of romantic novels for the boat is one of Twains subtle uses of satire More criticism is made about romantic literature through Toms fixation wit basing all of his ideas and strategies around popular adventure stories When Huck and Tom are deciding how they will rescue Jim Tom discards Hucks practical idea of wrenching off a board and having Jim escape through a window hole and he says to Hu I should hope we can
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