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E-PUB ⚡ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn î A nineteenth century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer s aunt who mistakes him for Tom THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their Quixote, 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 Q finds his story become medi THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their Quixote, 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 Q 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 squeeze information out of some lady about his myth in the making trek It seems everyone cares for this vagrant, a perpetual Sancho to Tom Sawyer s Quixote, 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 knows much indeed.So 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 GAY Yeah, it really is hard to discern the allegory behind all of this hype The humor is obvious, but I have to admit that this picaresque novel about a boy who avoids sivilization at all costs is beaten mercilessly by amodern, thereforeRELEVANT 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 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 vending armada, toward the auburn sunset All the fun has 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 vending armada, toward the auburn sunset All the fun has already been used up, and I m left behind circumnavigating the islands of elephant dung and getting drunk on Robitussin Same story, different day How exactly did I make it through eight total years of high school and undergraduate studies in English without having read any Mark Twain but a brief and forgotten excerpt from Life on the Mississippi Isn t this illegal by now I mean, isn t there a clause in the Patriot Act an eleventh commandment a dictate from Xenu Isn t Huckleberry Finn, like Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird, now an unavoidable teenage road bump between rainbow parties and huffing spray paint Isn t it the role of tedious classic literature to add color and texture to the pettiness of an adolescence circumscribed by status updates, muff shaving, and shooting each other Or am I old fashioned Let s face it In the greater social consciousness, there are two stars of this book 1 the word nigger and 2 the Sherwood Schwartz style ending in which Tom Sawyer reappears and makes even the most casual reader wonder whether he might not be retarded Huckleberry Finn, for all his white trash pedigree, is actually a pretty smart kid the kind of dirty faced boy you see, in his younger years, in a shopping cart at Wal Mart, being barked at by a monstrously obese mother in wedgied sweatpants and a stalagmite of a father who sweats tobacco juice and thinks the word coloreds is too P.C Orbiting the cart, filled with generic cigarette cartons, tabloids, and canned meats, are a half dozen kids, glazed with spittle and howling like Helen Keller over the water pump, but your eyes return to the small, sad boy sitting in the cart His gaze, imploring, suggestive of a caged intellect, breaks your heart, so you turn and comparison shop for chewing gum or breath mints He is condemned to a very dim horizon, and there s absolutely nothing you can do about it, so you might as well buy some Altoids and forget about it That boy is the spiritual descendant of Huckleberry Finn The nigger controversy is there still one is terribly inconsequential It almost seems too obvious to point out that this is a firstly a period novel, meaning it that occurs at a very specific historical moment at a specific location and b secondly a first person narrative, which is therefore saddled with the language, perspective, and nascent ideologies of its narrator Should we expect a mostly uneducated, abused adolescent son of a racist alcoholic who is living in the South before the Civil War to have a respectful, intellectually enlightened perspective toward black people Should the character of Huck Finn, in other words, be ahistorical, anachronistic Certainly not, if we expect any semblance of honesty from our national literature Fartroubling to many critics is the ending of Huckleberry Finn, when by a freakishly literary coincidence Huck Finn is mistaken for Tom Sawyer by Tom s relatives, who happen to be holding Jim the slave on the run in hopes of collecting a reward from his owners There are all sorts of contrivances in this scenario the likes of which haven t been seen since the golden age of Three s Company which ends with Tom arriving and devising a ridiculously elaborate scheme for rescuing Jim All in all, the ending didn t bother me as much as it bothered some essayists I ve read That is, it didn t strike me as especially conspicuous in a novel which relies a great deal on narrative implausibility and coincidence Sure, Tom Sawyer is something of an idiot, as we discover, but in a novel that includes faked deaths and absurd con jobs, his idiocy seems well placed In the end, I suppose the greatest thing I can say about this novel is that it left me wondering what happened to Huck Finn Would his intellect and compassion escape from his circumstances or would he become yet another bigoted, abusive father squiring another brood of dirty, doomed children around a fluorescently lit Wal Mart 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 away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which becomes something like optical device The illustrations have also been changed I have no problem with this, but I do have two major issues with this edition.The first problem is with 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 away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which becomes something like optical device The illustrations have also been changed I have no problem with this, but I do have two major issues with this edition.The first problem is with the librarians who think think this is close enough to the original that it should be combined and therefore share the ratings of Mark Twain s original book There was a long discussion in the librarian thread where some librarians thought it was essentially the same book, perhaps most So it was combined and the edition of the book I read was changed to that one I DID NOT read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition This robot edition was a Kindle book Think about it and the danger of these authors If this is acceptable and it is to a lot of the librarians, why not politically correct Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie oh she s been done already It was 10 Little N words, then 10 Little Indians, now it s Then there were 10, lol Sooner or later print books will be in used bookshops, research libraries and old people s houses They will become not books to be read but collector s items For reading it will be the ebook where changes can be easily and instantaneously made.And if politically correcting everything becomespolicy then the whole publishing world will follow and your children will never know the original story that Mark Twain wrote They will never understand how N word people were treated and that is my second issue with this pc book.They will never know that Jim, a grown man would not normally be expected to hang out with 13 year old boys, kowtowed to Tom and Huckleberry not just because they all liked each other, but because he was not free, he was a slave, property, and was subject to the usual treatment of property He could be ordered to do anything no matter how stupid or harmful, he could be sold or mistreated not even for punishment but just because he had no human rights whatsoever Changing N people to robots negates all this Yes it ispolitically acceptable to Whites but how would a Black person feel having their history taken away from them This is not pc as much as sanitising history and is wrong on every level And it was done by the authors to make it easier for White teachers to teach this important book is it important if it is about robots though without engendering awkward discussions about race, slavery, why some people have rights and others are property which has also meant the book is on many banned school lists Do you find this acceptable A lot of GR librarians don t see a damn thing wrong with it But I do See Fahrenheit 451 edited 27 Jan 2018 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 knew I had read something profound This is a book that everyone should read.