Report about Language used in "Hucleberry Finn"

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Twain & Finn: Breaking the Language Barrier

Mark Twain's use of language and dialect in the book

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" helped him to bring about the

overall feel that he conveyed throughout the book, allowing him to

show Huck Finn's attitudes and beliefs concerning the nature of

education, slavery, and family values.

When the story begins, Huck is seen as a young boy who

is not very educated nor wishes to be. He does not seem to care very

much for the attention that is given to him by the Widow Douglas,

who had taken him in for her son, and her sister, Miss Watson.

Huck's moral values were not only the product of his ignorance, but

there is relation seen between Huck's attitude and the attitude of his

father when Huck is confronted by him. Huck's father is disgusted at

the way that Huck seems to be becoming more and more civilized.

He states "...they say you can read and write. You think you're

better'n your father, now, don't you, because he can't?" Perhaps this

statement shows disgust in Huck through not following the moral

values of his father, or perhaps this is just merely jealousy on his

father's part. Huck's father warns Huck about going to school any

more, yet Huck goes anyway, showing great willpower in the

character of Huck in that he was gaining an education that he never

really wanted in the first place, but soon came to realize that it was

something actually useful, and in the fact that he was disobeying his

father's orders.

Huck's feelings about slavery are shown when he helps

Jim, Miss Watson's slave, to escape. Huck's constant statement that

"Jim talks like he is white inside" shows that Huck was unique

amongst the society in which...