Huck Finn


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Noun1.Huck Finn - a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark TwainHuck Finn - a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
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Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual -- he is a combina- tion of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of archi- tecture.
Much of that they'll get out of you and Huck Finn, I reckon.
Here's Huck Finn, he hain't got no family; what you going to do 'bout him?
Of Krauth's middle chapters, it makes most sense given the other works discussed in this omnibus review to focus on his reading of Huck Finn.
Surely the discomfort of many readers, black and white, and the censorship battles that have dogged Huck Finn in the last twenty years are understandable in this context.
So it's telling that the public responded so enthusiastically to a man whose public persona resembled that of another figure associated with common sense and the frontier: Huck Finn.
The Catcher in the Rye (1951), a novel dealing with two days in the life of Holden Caulfield--a prep school version of Huck Finn who taxis through the streets of Manhattan much as Huck rafted down the Mississippi--has retained its popularity and its critical stature as a minor classic.
Natty, like Huck Finn, heads for the far West to escape confining civilization.
When asked to comment on the new evidence of Mark Twain's sympathy for blacks, he said that it "still does not mitigate the problems that children have with Huck Finn.
Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn helped define modern American literature, creating The Huck Finn Tradition in contemporary writing.
The conference title - "Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling" - acknowledged what all in attendance agreed upon, that high academic standards and great books must form a part of any effective educational program.
If Huck Finn had had a disfigured cousin as good of heart and adventure-loving as himself, that boy might have been Lucius ``Lizard'' Simms.