Culture And Cultures In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Samuel Longhorn Clemens, or better known as Mark Twain is recognized for his novels set in his adolescence (America 's Story from America 's Library). Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri and was the sixth of seven children. At the age of four, Mark Twain moved to a small frontier town in Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River with his family. Years later, on April 21, 1910 Mark Twain died in Redding, Connecticut in his sleep. Mark Twain’s purpose for writing his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was to provide a clear view of the culture and lifestyle during the period of the novel. Mark Twain was born prematurely to Judge John Marshall Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens while the Halley’s Comet was occurring in the skies. Twain had six other siblings, Orion, Pamela, Pleasant, Margaret, Benjamin, and Henry (The Mark Twain House & Museum). In 1839, the Clemens…show more content…
In doing so, Mark Twain traveled around the world to get his work recognized. While traveling, he would capture the memories and connect them to characters like Huck, Jim, and Tom in order to assert them in his novels, and many of his novels take place in locations he lived in. The characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are based on real people he encountered with during the time, Huck represents natural life through his desire to escape from civilization and his freedom of spirit. His novel, gave clear views of how African Americans were treated and his work displayed his humor. Also, he displayed how society interact with people like Pap and the slaves. By the time he wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain came to believe that not only slavery was horrendously wrong, but that white Americans owed black Americans some form of “reparations” for the act (Huck Finn: Teachers
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