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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Escape from Society's Rules
Set around 1840, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of a boy's journey along the Mississippi River with a runaway slave. The novel is both a coming-of-age tale and an insightful social commentary. Huck comes to realize society is not as civilized as it claims to be—especially in its treatment of black people.
Slaveholders abuse enslaved people, while Huck's father abuses him.
Many white Southerners view black people as inferior.
Even people who are Wish supposedly "civilized" engage in foolish feuds.
discussions with Jim and interactions with others. Huck matures through
Teenager; loves adventure
Runaway slave; travels with Huck
Cruel drunk; beats and hinders his son
MARK TWAIN 1835-1910
Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, is called the father of American literature. Before becoming a novelist, he was a printer's apprentice, steamboat pilot, and journalist. His time on steamboats influenced the themes and settings of his satirical and irreverent writing, including novels Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by the Numbers
Years between Twain starting the book and sending it to print
Illustrations in the original publication of Huckleberry Finn
Copies of Huckleberry
ear Twain received his Finn sold steamboat pilot's license
Symbolizes freedom from the rules of society
Represents personal responsibility and freedom from cruelty
Embodies slavery as the only black person featured in the book