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And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length. Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble-mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed, the bearded lady has been depilated, and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick-up trucks and captained, like a formidable vending armada, toward the auburn sunset.
All the fun has After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it. Same story, different day. How exactly did I make it through eight total years of high school and undergraduate studies in English without having read any Mark Twain but a brief and forgotten excerpt from Life on the Mississippi?
Or am I old-fashioned? In the greater social consciousness, there are two stars of this book: Huckleberry Finn, for all his white trash pedigree, is actually a pretty smart kid -- the kind of dirty-faced boy you see, in his younger years, in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart, being barked at by a monstrously obese mother in wedgied sweatpants and a stalagmite of a father who sweats tobacco juice and thinks the word 'coloreds' is too P.
Orbiting the cart, filled with generic cigarette cartons, tabloids, and canned meats, are a half-dozen kids, glazed with spittle and howling like Helen Keller over the water pump, but your eyes return to the small, sad boy sitting in the cart. His gaze, imploring, suggestive of a caged intellect, breaks your heart, so you turn and comparison-shop for chewing gum or breath mints.
That boy is the spiritual descendant of Huckleberry Finn. The 'nigger' controversy -- is there still one?
It almost seems too obvious to point out that this is a firstly a 'period novel,' meaning it that occurs at a very specific historical moment at a specific location and b secondly a first-person narrative, which is therefore saddled with the language, perspective, and nascent ideologies of its narrator.
Should we expect a mostly uneducated, abused adolescent son of a racist alcoholic who is living in the South before the Civil War to have a respectful, intellectually-enlightened perspective toward black people? Should the character of Huck Finn, in other words, be ahistorical, anachronistic?
Certainly not, if we expect any semblance of honesty from our national literature. Sure, Tom Sawyer is something of an idiot, as we discover, but in a novel that includes faked deaths and absurd con jobs, his idiocy seems well-placed. In the end, I suppose the greatest thing I can say about this novel is that it left me wondering what happened to Huck Finn.
Would his intellect and compassion escape from his circumstances or would he become yet another bigoted, abusive father squiring another brood of dirty, doomed children around a fluorescently-lit Wal-Mart?Tamco VW Volkswagen Bus SOUNDWAGEN "vinyl killer" record player WORKS!
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Jan 03, · The vast majority of newspaper editorials, Twitter posts, and public debates about Huckleberry Finn have focused upon race. References to childhood and Huck Finn in popular media abound, but he.
This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition reprints for the first time the definitive Iowa-California text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, complete with all original illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble and John grupobittia.com text is accompanied by explanatory annotations.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to Tom Sawyer, Twain’s novel about his childhood in Hannibal, Missouri. Huck is the “juvenile pariah of . Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, ) is an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University..
Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in for grupobittia.com novel was adapted into a film of the same name (starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover) in Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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