The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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“We cannot despair humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.”- Albert Einstein. Mark Twain was an American author who wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which is considered and tagged as “the Great American Novel”. Twain has also been called “the father of American Literature” by William Faulkner. As a little boy he moved to Hannibal, Missouri where he spent most of life, and the setting of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Through an authors life, the experiences he or she goes through and the beliefs he or she may develop, more often than not, will affect his or her works and will be significantly present. Authors who have been able to put their experiences and beliefs into words have given the literary world many masterpieces, and it is key to put a little bit, actually a lot, of the author in the work itself. Twain lived in many places, lived through many experiences during a racially, controversial time, lived a life of proliferated types of jobs, and lived in a way where he developed many beliefs and morals. Piecing together his whole life, Twain was able to successfully contribute all the aspects of his life to create many American novels, but more significantly The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Grant) Mark Twain has always implemented many aspects of his life into his work, but it is even more prominent in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. His childhood was mainly spent in Missouri where he moved into when he was 3 years old. His time in Missouri gave him the background to write “the Great American Novel”, while even in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Twain writes, “"Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest of those boys were scho... ... middle of paper ... ...byterian boys when the weather was doubtful; when it was fair, we did wander a little from the fold.” Especially when he was young, he contemplated about if his religion was actually true, how all of it was believable, and questioned the church many times. Throughout the Huckleberry Finn, Huck had always had an issue with distinguishing right or wrong, and just the overall concept of sin. He was an individual thinker from a young age, he said, “In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” Which explained his belief of how some follow the words and prescriptions of authority figures blindly.

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