Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
This paper examines the personality of Huckleberry Finn by comparing chapters one and 15 of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
# 102526 | 1,065 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Mar 27, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Children) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)
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This paper explains that, in chapter one of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", the tone used by Huck is sad, gloomy and unsatisfied because he feels confined, repressed and frustrated as he is not free to do as he pleases. The author points out that Huck's attitude in chapter 15 is completely in contrast with chapter one as his mood is now one of adventure, excitement and freedom. The paper indicates that, in this chapter 15, Huck is now alert, ready to act and there is enthusiasm, passion and action. The author concludes that Huck shows two completely different sides to his personality in chapters 1 and 15. The paper stresses that he is a sensitive individual and is greatly affected by what happens and who is around him. The author relates that Huck thrives when he is among friends in the look out for a new adventure.
From the Paper:"While he fears for his life, in Chapter 15 we find a lively, active and energetic Huck, who enjoys the feeling of freedom and the life around him. Therefore, Huck learns that he is a free spirit and, as such, that in order to be happy he needs to follow his instincts, live his life free and to the full, and according to his own rules. His relationships are also different from Chapter 1 to 15. In Chapter 1, Huck does not get on with the two sisters. His interaction is not playful but slightly spiteful, as if trying to cause outrage. In Chapter 1, Huck admits to one occasion in which he is rude to Miss Watson and disrespects her religious beliefs."
Sample of Sources Used:
- The Literature Network. Huckleberry Finn. Chapter 1. http://www.online-literature.com/twain/huckleberry_finn/1/. Date last accessed: March 15, 2007.
- The Literature Network. Huckleberry Finn. Chapter 15. http://www.online-literature.com/twain/huckleberry_finn/15/. Date last accessed: March 15, 2007.
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