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James 1Supersitions in The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnPeople by their own nature are superstitious and terrified of things objects and events they do not understand The South more prodominately evident in supersition than anyplace in the United States The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn identifiable elements of supersition gives this novel its flavor as they serve complex purposes Cohen 854 Samuel Clemmings better known as Mark Twain which he grew up in the South was able to draw conclusions and familiarty with supersitions in writing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain uses his great knowledge of folklore supersition and myth through two main characters Huckleberry Finn and Jim and their roles with the supersition of the SouthSupersitions by definition are the supernatural beliefs that some disdain butothers accept Cohen 854 Mark Twain charmed audiences all over the world because he knew from his memories of folklife that the way the tale is told is as important as the tale itself Cohen 853 Twain expressed these features of supersition excellently in Hucklebery Finn and Jim Mark Twain does not view supersition withdisdain and he uses supersitions to develop Huck and Jim and the story throughout hisnovel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn To understand how Twain uses the supersition the person must understand Twains childhood as how he was brought up Hannibal Missouri a small town on the Mississippi River is where Twains familymoved when he was only four years old Growing up on the Mississippi River Mark James 2Twain experienced many things and became exposed to supersition Mark Twain built on folklore and consciously
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