Child and Childhood in Two Novels Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Child and Childhood in Two Novels
This paper examines the themes of the child and childhood in Henry James' 'Daisy Miller' and Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'.
# 93743 | 1,035 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer introduces, discusses and analyzes the books 'Daisy Miller' by Henry James and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain. Specifically the paper compares and contrasts the image of the child and childhood in the two novels, including an analysis of the relationship between parents and children. The writer points out that the children in these two novels are anything but model. Further the writer notes that Randolph is a loud brat, while Huck is an uneducated urchin who runs away from home because of a cruel and drunken father. The writer concludes that these two novels portray children in a new light and a different image than the "perfect little angel." Perhaps that is part of what makes them such satisfying reading.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • James, Henry. Daisy Miller and Other Stories. Ed. Jean Gooder. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1918.

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