The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Summary 3

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Summary 3

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Modern American literature has had a big impact on society today. Whether it is through the way people analyze things or the way one can interpret a piece of writing. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are three classic books that can teach audiences the importance of growing up with moral values and appreciating what one has. The main characters and narrators of these novels go through a change in which they figure out what life is really about.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain follows Huck Finn as he matures and lives out his experiences. When we first meet Huck, he is living with the Widow Douglas. He is a troubled boy who has been physically and mentally abused by his father. Huck sticks to his ways but does wonder about the world around him. It is not until he is traveling through the Mississippi River that he begins to question all that he knows. At one point, Huck has to either give up Jim to slave hunters or save him from being sold. This is when it is clear that Huckleberry Finn has matured and become a new person.

Towards the middle of the novel, as Jim and Huck stop on their way up the Mississippi, they meet two men who claim to be a king and duke. These two men are con artists, who decide to scam a family out of money left behind by a recently deceased family member. Huck takes it upon himself to hide the money from the con artists in a coffin, and return it to the rightful owners.

Nick Carraway, the main character in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, may be the perfect type of narrator. In the first chapter, he tells the reader that he is open-minded and a good listener. He is able to get people to trust him and reveal their secrets to him. This is not true for the other narrators. Scout and Huckleberry are children and they know the difference between right and wrong. They can seem to be mature for their age, but they...

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