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.

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

A 5 page paper on comparing these two immortal adolescent protagonists of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. The paper observes that although neither boy really understands what he has learned at the end of his tale, he has learned a great deal and is ready to go out into the world and put his 'heart knowledge' into practice. Bibliography lists 10 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.

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.

Twain's 'Huck Finn' and Emerson's 'Self-Reliance'

A five page paper showing how Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay aids the reader in understanding the motivation of Huck in Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.' The paper argues that the social rules cannot keep Huck from answering the call of his conscience and his heart. No additional 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.

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 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’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.

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.

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.

Jim and Huck in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

A 7 page paper which examines the relationship between Jim and Huck in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Tom And Huck: Moral Influence

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 a tolerant adult. When Tom Sawyer shows up in the story and Huck concurs to being a member of Tom's gang, it becomes easy for one to see how make-believe, a concept borrowed from Romantic fiction, pervades childhood in this world; soon afterward the reader encounters myriad situations in which adults illustrate just how susceptible they are to the same circumstance. The writer discusses the influence that Tom had over Huck. Bibliography lists 5 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.