Adventures of Huckleberry Finn college essays (Part 1)
The book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written by mark twain. It was published in England for the first time in December 1884. Then it was published in US in February 1885. The book is considered as one of the greatest novels of all times. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written in Vernacular and characterized by the local color regionalism and is considered among the first in the American literature. The story of the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is told in a first person by its main character Huckleberry Finn or else known as Huck Finn. He is a friend of 'tom sawyer' and also a narrator of 'Tom sawyer abroad' and 'Tom sawyer, the detective' which are two of the other novels of Mark Twain.
In your college essays, you should tell that the story starts off in St.Petersburg, Missouri as a fictional place near the Missispi River. The time of the occurrence is sometime between 1835 and 1845. 1835 was the time when the first steamboat was sailed down the Missippi Island. The story opens up with Huck being tried to make civilized (sic) by his guardians Widow Douglas and Miss Watson who is her sister. Huck considers the life of being civilized as confining and escapes from his home one night along with another boy named Jim. Jim was under the slavery of Miss Watson so he appreciated Huck's action big time. Then they meet with the gang of Tom sawyer who execute adventuresome crimes.
Furthermore, continue your college essays with Huck's life that was going good but then suddenly his abusive father comes up who is a big time drunkard and whom Huck called 'Pap'. Huck's life seems to be totally haunted one more time when his father takes the custody of Huck and takes him to the backwoods where lock Huck in his cabin. Huck again made an effort and finally escapes from the cabin successfully. In order to get rid if his demented father once and for all, he decides to fake his own death by planning all the major and minor details to make the incident real. After this, he runs onto Jim on an island known as Jackson's Island and they move on.
Jim tells Huck that Miss Watson was going to sell him as a slave in $800. So Jim somehow managed to run away and started his efforts to buy his family's liberty. In the initial days Huck was thinking about whether to tell someone about Jim's escape or not but as they spent time together in the journey, his feelings got changed and he learned a lot of new things about slavery and the other difficulties of life. He was really glad that he found Jim.
To be continued…