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 MESSAGE OF LIFE IN HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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.

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's 'Huckleberry Finn' / Theme Of Escape

A 5 page paper that addresses the theme of escape and how it is used, defined and counterbalanced among the characters in Mark Twain's novel. Particular attention is paid to the characters of Huck Finn and Jim, who represent various themes of escape in regards to slavery. This is contrasted (counterbalanced) to representatives of the white and slave societies in the novel, with Huck and Jim both representing both of those cultures and the political voices within them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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.

Clemons/Huck Finn & Lying

A 3 page research paper that examines lies and lying as a central theme in the American classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Clemens (writing under the name of Mark Twain). The writer argues that an examination of this novel shows how lies, ones told by Huck and ones perpetuated by society, propel the action of the novel and point toward the novel's principal theme, which concerns the way in which the antebellum South portrayed a runaway slave as "stealing" himself. Bibliography lists 4 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.

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.

Storytelling Techniques in Twain's "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?"

A four page paper looking at this unusually melodramatic Mark Twain story in terms of its dramatic construction. The paper shows that Twain, attempting to prove a moral stance similar to the one he held in "Huckleberry Finn," introduces anecdote after anecdote to strengthen his story's theme: that lies and deceptions are sometimes necessary to attain a higher good. No additional sources.

Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' / Characteristics Of The Novel

A 9 page paper analyzing the five components that make a good novel: depth of theme; the use of symbolism; realistic characterization; control of tone; and a satisfying structure, and showing them in relation to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Bibliography lists five sources.

The Theme of Disguise and Reality in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A 5 page paper which examines the use of disguise in Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The paper examines the theme of disguise versus that of reality within the novel. Bibliography lists 5 additional 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.

Religion and Hypocrisy in Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”

A 10 page paper which examines the theme of hypocrisy through religion in Mark Twain’s “the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” No additional sources cited.

Childhood: Twain, Lee and Hosseini

A 4 page paper which examines the theme of childhood in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner.” No additional sources cited.

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.