October 25, 2005
Huckleberry Finn 1-24
The language that Mark Twain uses in this book cracks me up. The language used is just like someone that has not been educated. It sounds pretty hick...trust me I know....I am from a rural area haha. In chapter 5 it says, "Yo' ole father doan' know yit what he's a-gwyne to do." What kind of correct english is that. I think his choice to write just like a person in his position would have really talked brings this story to life. Although sometimes I get kinda annoyed reading it....I just want to be able to read it fast, but I have to concentrate. Another thing about the language is the treatment of the slaves. This also brings the story to a harsh reality that once was.
This really isn't the type of book that I would like to read. It's almost kinda boring. I know it is full of adventure, but it just doesn't seem like there is much depth. I guess I am more of a Scarlet Letter person. Although it is interesting to me to see how people lived back then. For example, the clothes they wore, the town-life, and how people were in such class brackets. I just hope this story gives me some kind of a moral at the end.
Posted by MichelleKoss at October 25, 2005 09:05 PM
once i got used to the language it got easier to read. after reading the racial discourse passage, i actually understood that twain's book wasn't just about a bunch of racist people and two guys on a raft, but it almost gave me a sense of freedom and he kind of calls us out on our unintentional hypocrisies.
Posted by: erin at October 26, 2005 10:11 AM
humm thanks. that helps me out some. yeah the book is more about a way out of the normal everyday life or at least it seems that way. Break free from societies rules!
Posted by: michelle koss at October 26, 2005 02:20 PM