Huckleberry Finn: Character Summary and Chapter-by-Chapter Overview

This 10 page paper provides a summary of the characters and a chapter-by-chapter overview of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.

The Character of Huckleberry Finn

A 4 page paper which examines the development of the character of Huckleberry Finn in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Home Alone With Huck Finn

The traits that made Huckleberry Finn in Mark Twain’s Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, a memorable and impressive young boy - his loyalty and compassion toward Jim and his associates, his quick wit and ability to make clear judgments are also an integral component of Alex’s character in the movie, Home Alone 3. This 5 page essay argues that although these traits and the stories that are told are compelling to the audience, it is the basic attraction of the child within all of us to be able to watch as a child outmaneuvers and wins over an adult with evil intent that is most responsible for the popularity of the stories.

Huckleberry Finn: Character Analysis

5 pages in length. The character of Huckleberry Finn, in Mark Twain's classic 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' effectively incorporates the innocence of a child with the wisdom of tolerance. Indeed, Huckleberry Finn was immune to the racial bigotry of his surrounding community, successfully capable of overlooking a person's skin color or lack of education as a means by which to judge. The writer discusses how this particular aspect of the boy's character clearly addresses the racial open-mindedness that did was nowhere to be found in Finn's society. No additional sources cited.

Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as an Example of the Realism Style and as a Comment on Racism and Social Darwinism of the Late 19th Century

This is an 8 page paper discussing Huckleberry Finn in relation to racism, realism and social Darwinism. When the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was released in 1884, it was originally thought to be considered racist and has over the years been banned from many reading lists in schools. Upon further reflection however, critics believe that although it appears racist, it was actually Mark Twain’s comment on the racism which existed in the society of his day and was one of the first novels to give slaves and African Americans a character which seemingly is written from the black perspective in Jim. Twain’s works, including Huckleberry Finn were seen as more visionary and depicted the early realism style of the time and the increase in the American writers perspective on social Darwinism which existed in society and seemed as the theory oppressors applied in order to justify slavery and child labour in their markets. Through the character of Huck Finn, Twain used the realistic aspects of colloquial language, a middle-American view of modernization and the unreasonableness of the society of the late 1800s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


This 5 page paper discusses the theme of humanity in the Mark Twain novel, Huckleberry Finn. This theme is then compared to the Catholic virtures and finds examples of such in the text of Huckleberry Finn. Examples, quotes of the above. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Huckleberry Finn-Storyteller/Hero.

(5 pp) Samuel Clemen's masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) (1884) poses Huckleberry Finn as a hero in his own right. However Huck is a hero on the move; he refers to Tom Sawyer often, but this is still Huck's novel.

Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Critical Controversy

In 5 pages, the author discusses Mark Twain 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Critical Controversy.' Concerning Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' there are several controversies. One controversy is whether the story depicts racism, or represents racism. There is controversy over gender and sexuality. There is also controversy over the ending to the story. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Spirit of Place in the African American Experience

An 8 page paper examining three novels -- Huckleberry Finn, Love is Medicine, and Beloved -- and treating the issue of what constitutes a good place, a spiritual home, in all three works. Huckleberry Finn and Beloved are dealt with most extensively. No sources except books.

Meeting the Protagonists

This 5 page paper discusses three protagonists, Emma from “Emma” by Jane Austen, Asher Lev from “My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok; and Huckleberry Finn from “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, and how three literary techniques are used to help the reader understand their growth during the novel. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn vs J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye/ Holden vs Huck #2

In 4 pages the author compares the main characters of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain and 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger. Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield share many similarities and some differences. They are both boys trying to get by the best they know how. Huck Finn lived along the Mississippi River. Holden Caulfield lived in Pennsylvania. Huck Finn was rural. Holden Caulfield was city. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Huck Finn: Critical Analysis

7 pages in length. As difficult as it has been for Americans to accept the fact that Huckleberry Finn's character mirrors the harsh reality of southern values, the implications of such social atrocities as racism are painfully clear in both written representation and real life, as well. The writer offers a critical analysis of Huck's adventures. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A Review of Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses"

A 6 page review of the first of Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy. Outlines the plot and examines it from different readers age perspectives contending that in many ways it can be compared to Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn". Concludes that while the novel has much to offer a wide range of readers, it is somewhat deceptive in that it emphasizes not just adventure and the desire to escape the modern trappings of civilization but the many failures, misunderstandings and betrayals which face the characters rather than character skills and decency. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

"The Misfit" and Huck Finn/ O'Connor and Clemmons

A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares Huck from Huckleberry Finn and the character of the Misfit from Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find. The writer argues that both of these characters were abused as children, but it was Huck's "adventure" with Jim, the runaway slave, that gave him the opportunity to mature, while the Misfit was further traumatized into deeper psychosis by prison life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Moral Crises in “Huckleberry Finn” and “Silas Lapham”

This 5 page paper discusses the moral crises faced by the title characters in “Silas Lapham” and “Huckleberry Finn.” The paper argues that both characters choose to do what’s right at considerable cost to themselves. Bibliography lists 2 sources.