One member of the committee says that, while he does not wish to call it immoral, he thinks it contains but little humor, and that of a very coarse type. For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times.
He was the only really independent person—boy or man—in the community, and by consequence he was tranquilly and continuously happy and envied by the rest of us.
In the next town, the two swindlers then impersonate brothers of Peter Wilks, a recently deceased man of property. The arrival of two new men who seem to be the real brothers throws everything into confusion, so that the townspeople decide to dig up the coffin in order to determine which are the true brothers, but, with everyone else distracted, Huck leaves for the raft, hoping to never see the duke and king again.
None can do that and ever draw a clean sweet breath again on this side of the grave. Jim has also run away after he overheard Miss Watson planning to sell him "down the river" to presumably more brutal owners.
When Huck is finally able to get away a second time, he finds to his horror that the swindlers have sold Jim away to a family that intends to return him to his proper owner for the reward. However, Hearn continues by explaining that "the reticent Howells found nothing in the proofs of Huckleberry Finn so offensive that it needed to be struck out".
Even Tom Sawyer, the St. Huck becomes remorseful and apologizes to Jim, though his conscience troubles him about humbling himself to a black man. Many Twain scholars have argued that the book, by humanizing Jim and exposing the fallacies of the racist assumptions of slavery, is an attack on racism.
Huck is given shelter on the Kentucky side of the river by the Grangerfords, an "aristocratic" family. His knowledge of history as related to Jim is wildly inaccurate, but it is not specified if he is being wrong on purpose as a joke on Jim. This is seen when Huck considers sending a letter to Ms.
After making a trip down the Hudson RiverTwain returned to his work on the novel. Knowing that Pap would only spend the money on alcohol, Huck is successful in preventing Pap from acquiring his fortune; however, Pap kidnaps Huck and leaves town with him. Huck has a carefree life free from societal norms or rules, stealing watermelons and chickens and "borrowing" boats and cigars.
By the third night of "The Royal Nonesuch", the townspeople prepare for their revenge on the duke and king for their money-making scam, but the two cleverly skip town together with Huck and Jim just before the performance begins.
When asked by a Brooklyn librarian about the situation, Twain sardonically replied: A Life that "Huckleberry Finn endures as a consensus masterpiece despite these final chapters", in which Tom Sawyer leads Huck through elaborate machinations to rescue Jim.
At the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas, who sends him to school in return for his saving her life. Huck develops another story on the fly and explains his disguise as the only way to escape from an abusive foster family. Jim is running away because he overheard Miss Watson planning to "sell him South" for eight hundred dollars.
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Huckleberry "Huck" Finn is a fictional character created by Mark Twain who first appeared in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and is the protagonist and narrator of its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry mi-centre.com is 12 or 13 years old during the former and a year older ("thirteen or fourteen or along there", Chapter 17) at the time of the latter.
Jul 21, · Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
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