It is notable for its prose, written entirely in vernacular English with rich regional colouring, painting a vivid picture of the 19th Century American South.
What Huck and Jim seek is freedom, and this freedom is sharply contrasted with the existing civilization along the great river.
The Romantic literary movement began in the late eighteenth century and prospered into the nineteenth century. Described as a revolt against the rationalism that had defined the Neo-Classical movement dominate during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuryRomanticism placed heavy emphasis on imagination, emotion, and sensibility.
Heroic feats, dangerous adventures, and inflated prose marked the resulting literature, which exalted the senses and emotion over intellect and reason. In addition, the writers of the New England Renaissance — EmersonLongfellow, Holmes, and Whittier — dominated literary study, and the public's appetite for extravagance appeared to be insatiable.
By the end of the s, however, the great age of Romanticism appeared to be reaching its zenith. Bawdy humor and a realistic portrayal of the new American frontier were quickly displacing the refined culture of the New England literary circle.
William Dean Howells described the new movement as "nothing more and nothing less than the truthful treatment of material. The attack was not surprising, for the new authors, such as Mark Twain, had risen from middle-class values, and thus they were in direct contrast to the educated and genteel writers who had come before them.
Literary Realism strove to depict an America as it really was, unfettered by Romanticism and often cruel and harsh in its reality.
In Huck Finn, this contrast reveals itself in the guise of Tom and Huck. Representing the Romantic movement, Tom gleefully pulls the logical Huck into his schemes and adventures. When the boys come together at the beginning of the novel to create a band of robbers, Tom tells the gang that if anyone whispers their secrets, the boy and his entire family will be killed.
The exaggerated purpose of the gang is comical in itself; however, when the gang succeeds in terrorizing a Sunday-school picnic, Twain succeeds in his burlesque of Romanticism.
The more Tom tries to convince Huck and the rest of the boys that they are stealing jewelry from Arabs and Spaniards, the more ridiculous the scene becomes.
After the gang steals turnips and Tom labels them as jewelry, Huck finally decides to resign because he "couldn't see no profit in it.With Adventures of Huckleberry Finn () Mark Twain developed an archetypal American hero.
Huck Finn, the natural boy, resistant to civilization and hungry for adventure, morally right and often legally wrong, is as vivid and familiar a personality to readers as any childhood friend.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Charles L. Webster And Company. Readability: Flesch–Kincaid Level: YOU don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr.
Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but. LITERARY ANALYSIS - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, the author of the one of the greatest novels in American literature, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, portrays his opinion of prejudice of African Americans during the 19th Century in the United States by criticizing the white people who have "racism".
Mark Twain shows four types of lies in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: vicious and self-serving lies, harmless lies, childish lies, and HuckвЂ™s noble lies.
An example of . (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) Jim is a self-described expert on superstition and his stature in this regard is telling.
For much of the novel, Jim is depicted as a fool (and Huck is also. INTRODUCTION A study of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an adventure in understanding changes in America itself. The book, at the center of American geography and consciousness, asks readers to reexamine definitions of “civilization” and freedom, right and wrong, social responsibility and inhumanity.