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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Theme

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Huck Finn's Theme 


Chance Bigelow 


The primary theme of the novel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is the conflict between civilization and "natural life." Huck represents natural life through his freedom of spirit, uncivilized ways, and desire to escape from civilization. He was raised without any rules or discipline and has a strong resistance to anything that might "sivilize" him. The author of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, used these various literary devices to help support his theme of the story.  Mark used metaphors, similes, and hyperbole in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and here is how. 

Firstly, Twain used metaphors to support the theme of the story by saying phrases like "The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb." or ".. the wind was trying to whisper something to me and I couldn't make out what it was..". These metaphors are teaching us about the theme and how Mark was making his character, Huck Finn, a  free spirited person and he even put in his own imagination. Metaphors also increasingly give off Finn's adventure part of his story because without such things the story could be quite bland and not appealing to audiences. 

Furthermore, the use similes help describe the theme of Huckleberry Finn by making the story seem more adventurous and in the perspective of a kid. Examples of this are "Well, all at once here comes a canoe; just a beauty, too, aboutthirteen or fourteen foot long, riding high like a

duck."And "I reckon I shook like a leaf, and I didn't know hardly what to do.". These similes are near perfect examples and also they help the theme by showing

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