The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River . Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language. Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist, [2] [3] criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur " nigger ".

After a while, Huck and Jim come across a grounded steamship . Searching it, they stumble upon two thieves discussing murdering a third, but they flee before being noticed. They are later separated in a fog, making Jim intensely anxious, and when they reunite, Huck tricks Jim into thinking he dreamed the entire incident. Jim is not deceived for long, and is deeply hurt that his friend should have teased him so mercilessly. Huck becomes remorseful and apologizes to Jim, though his conscience troubles him about humbling himself to a black man.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer . At the end of Tom Sawyer , Tom and Huck discover stolen gold. Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas and begins to live a life of manners and sophistication in Mississippi. However, Huck's father is not out of the picture. When he finds out that Huck has money in the bank, he comes back to get him. The problem is that his father is a drunk and does not care for Huck that much. Huck fakes his own death and sets off down the Mississippi River. He meets a runaway slave named Jim, and so the adventure begins.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place in Mississippi during the antebellum , or pre-Civil War era. The South at this time had a very cultured, high-class society that relied on the manual labor of slaves to work on the plantations. The South also had a large group of uneducated, poor, white people. These two groups are represented in Twain's novel in a humorous way. Additionally, Twain incorporates slavery, as Huck befriends Tom, a runaway slave. Twain uses a lot of satire , or humorous criticism, to reveal the flaws of each of these groups and their interaction with each other.

''That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.'' Huck Finn, Chapter 1

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River . Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language. Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist, [2] [3] criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur " nigger ".

After a while, Huck and Jim come across a grounded steamship . Searching it, they stumble upon two thieves discussing murdering a third, but they flee before being noticed. They are later separated in a fog, making Jim intensely anxious, and when they reunite, Huck tricks Jim into thinking he dreamed the entire incident. Jim is not deceived for long, and is deeply hurt that his friend should have teased him so mercilessly. Huck becomes remorseful and apologizes to Jim, though his conscience troubles him about humbling himself to a black man.

SparkNotes: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Overview


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Chapters 1-22

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