November 02, 2005
Smith - Introduction to Adv of Huck Finn
There were many good points and interesting facts in this article. One theme that I personally liked was what society places on us. How we should lives our lives in every respect. There is a certain way to do things and Huck certainly isn't doing them. He is free...as free as one can really be. It states, "The middle section of Huckleberry Finn, with its superb series of little towns along the river, Is rich passages illustrating the thematic opposition between the bondage imposed by society and the freedom of the raft." It also talks about the town people as being like "Soldiers obeying the commands of a drill master" and also compares the mob to "animals in a herd" (p 331).
Another interesting point in this article is that the author gets to become another person. He becomes Huckleberry Finn. He doesn't have to talk fancy, act smart, or be anything like himself. He gets to step into another person's shoes while writing this book. It states, "For it means that the author has put on a mask, surrendering the right to express, except indirectly by means of irony, any ideas or emotions beyond Huck's range”.
Posted by MichelleKoss at November 2, 2005 03:02 PM