5. Show regionalism of America’s past and show how much we have grown SPEAKER
Thirteen year old Huck Finn. Throughout the novel he goes through internal and external conflicts, either dealing with which religion to believe in or even trying to dodge bullets. Huck is a funny character who throughout the novel develops.
ironic or mocking:
ex) the duke and king always think they know what they are talking about. When they recite Shakespeare (totally wrong) or when at the funeral and all they talk about is “orgies.”
The River. It symbolizes freedom. Jim can escape to the free states and Huck uses it to escape from society and do whatever he wants. “We would pull through and get out of the fog and into the big clear river which was the free states and we wouldn’t have no more trouble”(90).
-Huck notices the King and Duke always stealing and says it is wrong, however; he does the same thing.
- The fact that the Duke and the King think they are so smart and sneaky when 1) Huck knows they are always lying 2) they recite Shakespear horribly 3) They would be struggling without the help of Huck and Jim.
With Widow Douglas and Miss Watson: Audience can infer that they are women enforce laws of society and try to teach Huck manners, religion, and education. This shows how you cannot always enforce your own rules on someone else.
Huck Finn: such a dynamic character. When in society he seems more childish but after living with Jim and on his own he grows into an individualist with his own morals.