The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a great work published in 1885 and it was written by Mark Twain. As it known to all Mark Twain is a world-renown
ed literary giant and a gifted humorist. As a prolific writer, he makes great achievements in novels and short stories. However, what makes him popular are mainly his novels, in particular this book. The story happens along the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn, a little uneducated white boy of about 13 years old. He comes from the lowest level of society. His father is a poor town drunkard. The other boy Jim is an ignorant, uneducated black slave named Jim. The book tells the story of Jim’s escape from slavery, and, how Huckleberry Finn tries his best to help Jim. This is the first time that I read this book, when I finished it, was lost in contemplation. It takes me back to a children’s world. Finn’s unique personality, only the children can really understand. One the one hand, it’s a description of children’s world, they are naughty, innocent, and they have their own dreams. Huckleberry Finn and the group of children always want to do something big. Even though he is only a small boy, he can do something that adults dare not to do .Huck is a kid who naturally loves freedom. He grew up homeless and had no chance to receive family, school and church education. He liked independent life, hated life around the stagnant and hypocritical courtesy. He did not go to church to pray,
not wear decent clothes, and not learn from these “civilized” and the “gentle manner”. In the beginning, kindhearted widow Douglas, adopted the poor little Huck, and attempted to teach him and transformed him into a “civilized boy”. However, Huck soon tired of this decent, and felt that the days of “too sulk” is simply all day long, “a pain”. So “I put on my body worn clothes and drill down to my empty sugar barrel by myself. Then I feel free and satisfied”. Huck distained the “civilized” society’s enlightenment, and even questioned the sacred religious tenets: If a person can pray to get what he wants, then why still the loss of Wayne’s by selling pork do not come back? Why the widow’s galactic disk which was stolen do not come back......”So he constantly played hooky, and ran into the forest to have some “fresh air”. Even together with the “noble” person, he felt “itch”. Huck finally could not stand the stagnant life and the enlightenment of civilization, and he escaped to seek for his ideal free life. On the other hand, Mark Twain’s three years’ life on the Mississippi left such a fond memory with him that he returned to the theme more than once in his writing career. Mark Twain------The half savage, tender, god-worshipping, believing boy, playing with rivers and man, ending on the Mississippi on the broad river that is the great artery flowing out of the heart of the land. It’s the miniature of real Mark Twain.