Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery” & Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”

In his autobiography, Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington relates what he knows of history: 'in context' and from his personal point of view. Mark Twain uses parody and fiction to express his views in Huckleberry Finn. Both criticize American society. Both held strong opinions concerning race, poverty and illiteracy. This is a 5 page paper that examines the views of these two men through their writing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Comparing My Antonia And Huckleberry Finn

In a child's mind, it must seem that adults are a little bit social-blind. There's so much that goes on that adults just seem either totally unaware of or feel isn't important but children know is important. This 5 page paper asserts that The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and My Antonia by Willa Cather show how the conflict between the innocence of youth and the social norms of adulthood collide - and how the youth usually wins - with the support of the town, who have no idea that they've been fooled. No additional sources are listed.

Comparing Twain and Faulkner

A 4 page essay that compares the themes in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. No additional sources are cited.

Dialect in Twain’s “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn”

A 5 page paper analyzing the various dialects Mark Twain replicates in his 1884 novel. The paper argues that the fine points of dialectical distinction are lost on the average reader, and the more obvious points may be seen as demeaning. No additional sources.

How the Story is Told is what Makes the Difference

This 5 page report discusses three well-known authors’ works -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman (“The Yellow Wallpaper”), Henry James (“The Beast in the Jungle”) and the best-known of the three, Mark Twain (“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”) -- and uses them as examples of how the author tells the story is every bit, sometimes more, important than the story itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Huckleberry Finn; An Adventure that Demonstrates the Evils of Society

This 5 page paper considers how this great American novel written by Mark Twain may be interpreted as an adventure that demonstrates the evils of society. The bibliography cites 1 source.

Influence and Racism: Twain’s Huckleberry Finn

A 5 page paper which examines the influences Mark Twain had in relationship to writing “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and elements of racism that could be found in the story. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

Mark Twain and Southern Values

A five-page paper which looks at society in the Southern states at the time of Mark Twain and how Southern values influenced his writing. The writer cites examples from four of Twain’s novels, The Innocents Abroad, Pudd’nhead Wilson, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and considers how Twain juxtaposed the virtues and shortcoming of Southern culture in these works. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Mark Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Research Statement and Annotated Bibliography

A 3 page paper which provides a research outline and annotated bibliography concerning Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Mark Twain as a Humorist

A 5 page paper which examines the humor techniques employed by Mark Twain, including the citation of internal situations found in such works as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Roughing It” and “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson.” Bibliography lists 8 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.

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: Gifted

A 5 page paper which examines and argues how Mark Twain was a gifted/intelligent man. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”: Grades for Teaching Irony, Historical Context and Racism

This is a 3 page paper discussing “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in regards to its place within the educational system and grade levels which can appreciate the work. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was written by Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) in 1884 and was originally meant to be read as adult fiction and as a sequel to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” written in 1881, although it is a text which can stand on its own. While the book remains one of the most taught works of American literature, it is considered as difficult to teach and controversial because of the racial content and use of colloquialism. In most cases, the book is left for the higher grade levels ranging from junior high to graduate school because of the racial content and the high level of irony used which could be misunderstood or missed by students in the younger grades. In addition, most critics believe that students should be taught the book in later grades when the students would be able to place the book in a larger historical context. Bibliography lists 2 sources.