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Character Sketch of Huck Finn Huckleberry Finn narrator and main character in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is easily one of Americas best-loved fictional characters As our guide on a journey through both the bowels of humanity and our own conscience he undoubtedly wise beyond his years In fact it is his lack of age that renders him so wise Through youthful ignorance he is able to escape the curse of stupidity and prejudice something given to mostly everybody from that era by society itself Huck is every Americans inner child Huck has practically no sense of humor in fact he is almost completely literal mind This is shown time and time again when he fails to see the wit in many of his co-characters jokes For example he does not even admit a chuckle when told the age-old joke about where Moses was when the lights went out in the dark Also this gullibility leads him to believe that it is impossible for the drunk in the circus to be in reality a highly trained acrobat and part of a scheme to fool the audience But this characteristic is not necessarily a negative one It makes him the ideal narrator for the story Because he is so literal minded he rarely exaggerates or embellishes the story so we can rest assure that we the reader are getting nothing but facts As expected by some one who lives in the frontier of a growing America Huck is extremely practical adaptable and shrewd He is so adaptable that he can go from living in the civilized Christian home of Widow Douglas to being surrounded by wilderness drifting down the Mississippi River then back to the elegance of the Grangerfords Huck is basically a human chameleon As for his shrewdness his resourceful imagination helps get him out of even the stickiest of situations For example when he is able to save
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