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.

Mark Twain / A Life Of Writing.. And Controversy

A 6 page paper on the life and works of Samuel Clemens, pen name-- Mark Twain. The writer discusses how some of Twain's own life experiences along the Mississippi River and elsewhere are reflected in his fiction. Several key works including 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' & 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' are examined. Some of the controversy over Mark Twain's content is brought up as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Language and Realism in Huck Finn

A 5 page research paper/essay that examines Mark Twain's use of language in his classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The writer addresses the controversy that has surrounded this novel concerning language use and defends Twain, while discussing his expert use of dialect and vernacular. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.

The Depiction of White People in Works of Twain and Douglass

A six page paper looking at the way Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass perceive white people as evidenced by "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The paper concludes that both Twain and Douglass show Southern white society -- not whites as individuals -- to be the most significant factor in the problem of racism. Bibliography lists six sources.

Lying in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A 5 page paper which examines the theme and importance of lying, or the tall-tale, in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The edition used is the Thomas Coley Norton Critical Edition. Third Edition. No additional sources cited.

The Battle Against Society in Twain and Salinger

A seven page paper looking at the way the two adolescent protagonists of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” battle against their respective societies because they instinctively feel that their culture is wrong. Although the issues are very different -- slavery in “Huck Finn”, the emptiness of upper-class values in “Catcher” -- both boys undergo maturational experiences which suggest that they will make a difference in society as they grow up. Bibliography lists three sources.

Realism and Language in Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”

A five page paper analyzing Mark Twain’s classification as a realist writer on the basis of his accurate use of dialect in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The paper defines realism and briefly describes the realist movement of the late nineteenth-century, then discusses how Twain fits into this tradition. Bibliography lists two sources.

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.

Huck Finn and Jim’s Trip Down the Mississippi

A 4 page paper which presents a literary map of the journey taken by Huck Finn and Jim down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Maturing of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

A fifteen page paper comparing these two protagonists in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The paper shows that Tom remains childlike because he is essentially conventional, and has never been forced to make adult decisions; Huck, on the other hand, has forged his own code of ethics at an early age. No additional sources.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

A 7 page paper which compares and contrasts "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Huckleberry Finn: Twain's Transition Piece

A 6 page paper which examines Mark Twain's book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," illustrating how it is perhaps a transition work which demonstrates Twain moving into his dark period. No additional sources cited.

Poe's Philosophy of Composition Applied to Twain

A 10 page research paper that examines Edgar Allan Poe's "The Philosophy of Composition," and then examines Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as to how well it follows the process described by Poe. The writer argues that Twain's masterpiece does fit Poe's pattern. Bibliography lists 5 sources.