Unburden A Humble Heart
Mark Twain 's outstanding and unique style of writing has influenced many writers in America. Up to this day the classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, remains one of the best American Literature masterpieces ever written since the 1800’s. Although this artistry is the Americas sensation, it has had its’ failures. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been banned from many schools, because of its mild language and racism. Despite of the racism the story contains, it is clearly shown that Twain’s intentions are not harmful but only fathom, which makes this novel very unique to American Literature. In Twain’s successful and influential novel contains humor, the sympathetic manner of connecting to the audience; symbolism, the concealed insights of the characters; and racism, being prejudice towards innocent-beings.
With this in mind, in chapters 39 and 40 of this novel, Huck and Tom are trying to set Jim free for good. Huck and Tom try to gather as many animals—”spiders, bugs, frogs, and caterpillars…”(Twain 267)—for a mischievous matter. Turns out little Thomas let them loose and Aunt Sally was frightened; “she was a-standing on top of the bed raising Cain” (267). For Huck and Tom they found it amusing, which is how Mark Twain develops humor in his novel. Humor is not something to be comically told “but the best kind of humor is pretty serious, and his jokes go to the roots of human nature” (Greenblatt 6). Huck would often use it for his advantage when Aunt Sally would get lost in thought he would touch the back of her neck with a feather and make her “jump right out of her [socks]” (Twain 268). Furthermore, to begin the escape plan, Tom had ...
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... “lead an honest life again” (272) which means that somehow this person is trying to prevent Jim from escaping but in reality he is trying to let them know that the honest life is freedom.
All things considered, Huck and Tom are helping Jim escape because they have realized that Jim is like a father-figure to them. When Jim sees that Tom is hurt he doesn 't want to leave him until he sees a doctor and that 's when they knew that “he was white [from the] inside”(278), meaning that he is no different than them. in the last “nonnamous letters” he states that he does not “wish any reward but to know [that he has] done the right thing” (272).Twain did not include racism to be disrespectful but rather to evoke that change is good. In this novel, Twain makes his characters reveal that risking it all for a loved one will be worth more than anything only if justice is made.
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