Lic libraries and censorship One would think people would get over these controversies by now but to nobody s surprise some people still find things in the book to be offended at just take a look at the latest example will try to explain to the easily offended hypocrites why they are wrong in the least brain taxing way possible using simple ASCII artPoint 1 mile v OYou You missed the point by one mileThis gives me an excellent opportunity to talk about limited copyright terms it seems to me we are heading for unlimited extension of copyright Limited copyright term means that regardless of current political climate and resulting censorship we will always have access to a legal unaltered copy of the book as in this case public winsA lot of people do not appreciate the book because they were forced to read it in high school If this was your only reading by all means give it another try to get a fresh prospective In conclusion this novel belongs to a relatively rare category of classics consisting of books that do not feel like you do heavy manual labor while you read them My rating is 45 stars rounded up out of my deepest respect for it PS The original illustrations are excellentPPS Project Gutenberg has a copy with original illustrations Hemingway said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn and he s right Twain s most famous novel is a tour de force He delves into issues such as racism friendship war religion and freedom with an uncanny combination of lightheartedness and gravitas There are several moments in the book that are hilarious but when I finished the book I new I had read something profound This is a book that everyone should read Why have I never read Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn before Was it Twain s copious use of the N word I vaguely recall a primary school teacher abruptly halting a class read aloud session perhaps because of that Was it the air of earnest solemnity that surrounds so called classics Sheer lazinessNo matter I ve read it now and I ll never be the same again Hemingway was right when he said and I m paraphrasing all American literature comes from Huck Finn While it d be entertaining to read as a Karen vs Alien kid it s even rewarding to approach as an adult Savour that wonderful opening paragraph and tell me you can t hear Holden Caulfield in the cadences You don tnow about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer but that ain t no matter That book was made by Mr Mark Twain and he told the truth mainly There was things which he stretched but mainly he told the truth That is nothing I never seen anybody but lied one time or another without it was Aunt Polly or the widow or maybe Mary Aunt Polly Tom s Aunt Polly she is and Mary and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book which is mostly a true book with some stretchers as I said before Everything to come is in those opening lines penned in that distinct nearly illiterate yet crudely poetic voice You get a sense of Huck s humility compared to Tom Sawyer #S BRAGGADOCIO HIS INTELLIGENCE A CUTE #braggadocio his intelligence a cute nod to the author the idea that storytelling contains stretchers but can also tell the truth and the fact that everyone lies including Huck Especially Huck He gets into so many tight spots that part of the joy is wondering how he ll get out of themThe outlines of the plot should be familiar Huck a scrappy barely literate boy flees his abusive alcoholic father by faking his death and travelling the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers with Jim an escaped slave on a raftHuck s gradual awakening to Jim s plight is subtle and touching never sentimental In a sense the book chronicles his growing conscience And the colourful characters he and Jim
Meet And The Adventures They Have Add Up To A and the adventures they have add up to a at times disturbing look at a conflicted pre Civil War nationWe meet a Hatfields vs McCoys type situation a group of rapscallions who put on a vaudeville style act and try to fleece rubes a scene of desperation and danger on a collapsed boat We witness greed anger and most of the other deadly sins all from a little raft on the Mississipi And before the midway point we see the toll that a cruel joke can have on someone s feelingsTo a contemporary reader some of the humour can feel a little forced and the gags do get repetitive particularly when Huck s savvier better read friend Tom enters the sceneAnd then comes a passage like this When I got there it was all still and Sunday like and hot and comes a passage like this When I got there it was all still and Sunday like and hot and shiny the hands was gone to the fields and there was them Gendered Citizenships kind of faint dronings of bugs and flies in the air that makes it seem so lonesome and like everybody s dead and gone and if a breeze fans along and uivers the leaves it makes you feel mournful because you feel like it s spirits whispering spirits that s been dead ever so many years and you always think they re talking about YOU Wow You can see hear and feel what he s describing Hard to believe this was written than 150 years agoIn the book s closing pages Huck tells us this If I d anowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn t a tackled it and ain t a going to no Well gosh Huck it war worth all yer trouble We re darn glad you dunnit Yessir 825 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885 It is told in the first person by Huckleberry Huck Finn the narrator of two other Twain novels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective and a friend of Tom Sawyer It is a direct seuel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer This is a rant I found Huckleberry Finn on my bookshelf had been changed to Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition Some very pc authors and editors took it upon themselves to change the N word to robot They then rewrote the book to take. Erlebnissen auf dem Mississippi durch einen Zufall wiedertreffen Gemeinsam ehren sie nach St Petersburg zurück Huck aber treibt es bald schon weiter in Richtung Westen. ,
THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their uixote undoubtedly a blueprint for this mischievous Every Boy Huck Finn is the full embodiment of THE American Fantasy mainly that dire misconception that the protagonist of the world is you and that everything gravitates around that essential nucleus Everyone in town thinks Huck dead and what does he do but follow the tradition of a plot folding unto itself as Don finds his story become medieval pop culture in Part II of that superior novel as he disguises himself as a little girl and tries to sueeze information out of some lady about his myth in the making trek It seems everyone cares for this vagrant a perpetual Sancho P to Tom Sawyer s uixote whose redeemable features include a pre transcendental openmindedness and an inclination to live only in the NOW But the narrator a very unreliable one at that surrounds himself with bad bad men playing the role of accomplice often always safe and sound under the dragon s wing Very American in his lemming mentality in his misconceptions though about his hometown and wilderness he nows much indeedSo disguise used as an integral plot device several times throughout brawny men taking a boy hostage nakedness by the riverbed costume changes improvised Shakespearean shows men almost always described as beautiful and women solely as lovely GAYYeah it really is hard to discern the allegory behind all of this hype The humor is obvious but I have to admit that this picaresue novel about a boy who avoids sivilization at all costs is beaten mercilessly by a modern therefore RELEVANT tale of the South Confederacy of Dunces Although it must be admitted that Huck Finn does manage to surpass other often praised classics like the droll Wuthering Heights That is just the way with some people They get down on a thing when they don t now nothing about itWhat makes a classic A uestion I have had to ask myself repeatedly over the last few days after students in Grade 8 received the task to come to the library and check out a classic to read There was a list with the usual suggestions but students ventured out and started to explore shelves and then came to me with a wide range of books repeating the uestionIs this a classicWhy did I turn down the diary of a wimpy id they wanted to now and accept Huckleberry Finn even though it was so much harder to understand and also they had heard it was racistAll good uestions and I was careful not to give a too categorical answer The last thing I wanted was for them to make the connotation that a classic is a boring must while a good book is what the teachers and librarians would refuseDifficultI found myself talking about the Count of Monte Cristo and Voldemort about Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist in comparison to Harry Potter and I made a case for trying to get through parts of Huckleberry Finn even though the language is challenging mainly because it contains exactly the message that people become unfair when they don t now nothing about itI found myself talking about discovering other times other societies other ideas of justice and hierarchy and I talked about living in the mind of someone other than oneself Imagine Huckleberry on
that raft on the Mississippi I said Imagine him being in a conflict raft on the Mississippi I said Imagine him being in a conflict the values he was taught and the humanity he discovered together with his fellow human who happened to be a black man in distress Which concept of life would be strongerImagine a #SITUATION IN WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE TO MAKE A #in which you would have to make a between what you are taught and what you perceiveThat s interesting a student saidAnother one repliedYeah but it really is racist tooAnd I thoughtThat makes a classic A book that can still inspire discussions in a school library
135 years after initial publicationSo dear Harry I hope that in the year 2133 some librarian will tell students that you are a classic hero still worthy of their attention even though your worldview may seem a bit dated and out of touch with their perception of reality And just imagine all the Voldemorts we will have had to fight to make sure there are still school libraries and reading We Sell Drugs kids by thenTo Huck and Harry I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to uit being theind of boy I was and be better So I Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ kneeled down But the words wouldn t come Why wouldn t they It warn t no use to try and hide it from Him Nor from me neither Inowed very well why they wouldn t come It was because my heart wasn t right it was because I warn t suare it was because I was playing double I was letting on to give up sin but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all I was trying to make my mouth say I would do the right thing and the clean thing and go and write to Jim s owner and tell where he was but deep down in me I Literature of Africa knowed it was a lie and Henowed it You can t pray a lie I found that outIt was a close place I took it up and held it in my hand I was a trembling because I d got to decide forever betwixt two things and I nowed it I studied a minute sort of holding my breath and then says to myself All right then I ll go to Hell and tore it up After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it And yet here as you see I have elected to say it anyway and at great length Reading this novel now at the age of mumble mumble is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed the bearded lady has been depilated and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick up trucks and captained like a formidable vendi I had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in middle school and I fervently wish that they had made us read Huck Finn instead I mean I understand why they didn t giving middle schoolers an excuse to throw around racial slurs in a classroom setting is just as. Figuren und Handlung sind bekannt Huckleberry Finn der die Enge des puritanischen Lebens in St Petersburg nicht mehr aushält und davonläuft Jim der auf der Flucht ist um. King for a lawsuit from somebody s parents but Huck Finn is better It s smarter it s funnier and Huck s adventures stay with you a lot longer than Tom s because Huck s experiences were richer and interesting whereas The Adventures of Tom Sawyer could easily have been titled The Adventures of an Entitled Little Asshole If Tom had to go through half of what happens to Huck in this story he d be balled up in the corner crying after five minutes The action of Huck Finn is set in motion when Huck s father shows up and decides that he s going to be responsible for his son now the story picks up right where Tom Sawyer left off with Huck and Tom becoming rich hence Finn Sr s sudden involvement in his id s life Huck s father essentially Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature kidnaps him taking him to a cabin in the middle of nowhere and getting drunk and beating his son Huck escapes by faking his own death and it s awesome and begins traveling up the Mississippi river He runs into Jim a slave who belonged to the Widow Douglas s sister Jim overheard his owner talking about selling him so he decided to run away and try to go north Huck after some hesitation goes with him From this point the structure of the book closely mirrors Don uixote a mismatched pair of companions travels the country having unrelated adventures and comic intervals On their travels Huck and Jim encounter con men criminals slave traders and in the best mini story in the book a family involved in a Hatfields and McCoys like feud with a neighboring clan The story comes full circle when Tom Sawyer shows up and joins Jim and Huck for the last of their adventures and the best part of this is that Tom Sawyer s overall ridiculousness becomes obvious once we see him through Huck s eyes Huck is a great narrator and I think one of the reasons I liked this book than its counterpart was because it s narrated in first person and so Huck s voice is able to come through clearly in every word In addition to the great stories there are also some really beautiful descriptions of the Mississippi river as seen in this passage about the sun rising on the riverThe first thing to see looking away over the water was aind of dull line that was the woods on t other side you couldn t make nothing else out then a pale place in the sky then paleness spreading around then the river softened up away off and warn t black any but grey you could see little dark spots drifting along ever so far away trading scows and such things and long black streaks rafts sometimes you could hear a sweep screaking or jumbled up voices it was so still and sounds come so far and by and by you could see a streak on the water which you now by the look of the streak that there s a snag there in a swift current which breaks on it and makes that streak look that way and you see the mist curl up off of the water and the east reddens up and the river and you make out a log cabin on the edge of the woods away on the bank on t other side of the river being a wood yard likely and pulled by them cheats soSome 135 Years After
YOU CAN THROW A DOG THROUGH IT ANYWHERES THENcan throw a dog through it anywheres then nice breeze springs up and comes fanning you from over there so cool and fresh and sweet to smell on account of the woods and the flowers but sometimes not that way because they ve left dead fish laying around gars and such and they do get pretty rank and next you ve got the full day and everything smiling in the sun and the song birds just going italso that was one single sentence Damn Mark TwainA fun deceptively light series of stories that s funny and sad when you least expect it Well done The List you picked a good one for once why are you still here The review s over Oh I get it You want me to talk about the racism right You want me to discuss how Huck views Jim as stolen property instead of a person and criticize the freuent use of the N Word and say problematic a lot right Well tough titties I m not getting involved in that because it s stupid and pointless and I m just going to let Mark Twain s introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn speak for itself and the #work as a whole Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted #as a whole Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted attempting to find a moral in it will be banished persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot Review updated on 16022017Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I always do it I am not breaking my own tradition in this case So an orphan boy and a runaway slave travel together in Southern US One of the most interesting parts of the book for me was gradual change in Huck s attitude towards Jim he stops regarding the latter as a slave and starts thinking about him as an eual human being There is an obvious anti racist message in the book It also happens to have very funny laugh out loud moments It also contains satirical depiction of some aspects of life in small US cities in the early nineteenth century It contains some very poetic descriptions at times It also has some sad moments It is a classic book which is also still fun to read unlike numerous classics I can think of This is a book which teaches important lessons while still remembering that reading can be fun The book is written in the first person vernacular This is really the only example I can think of where it works It took a genius of Mark Twain to pull it off successfully If an inspiring author who thinks about using first or third person vernacular stumbles upon my review my advice would be do not unless you think your writing talent is on the same level as that of Samuel Langhorne Clemens The author wrote the novel in such a way that it became controversial countless number of times resulting in its banning it from pub. Der Sklaverei zu entkommen und mit dem Huck seine Abenteuer auf dem selbst gebastelten Floß bestreitet und natürlich Tom Sawyer den die beiden Jungen nach vielfältigen.