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|Huck and Jim are among the greatest characters ever
Written by AnnetteJ
(8/30/2013 7:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I must make a great confession...., penned by AnitaS
created in American literature. Twain was very familar with the racial and social atmosphere of Missouri prior to the Civil War, and he wanted to explore the concept of someone (Huck) willing to risk his immortal soul to remain loyal to his truest friend (Jim). Twain was writing a novel about the social condition of the state of Missouri (and other areas) and their inhumane treatement of the black man. Because of the social and religious atmosphere of the era, Huck really believed that he was risking eternal damnation to rescue Jim. If he was not sure that he would go to hell for his actions, the book would not have the impact that it does. And besides the deeper philosophical issues the book is just so darn funny! I laugh every time I read the section about the king and the duke.
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