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Realism and Racism through Diction

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain uses a regional diction to construct race in a controversial look at the South. All of the characters in the book have distinctive ways of speaking, but there are exaggerated differences between the prescribed … Continue reading

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Abraham, Huck Finn, and Tests

The world seems almost too eager to throw tests at us sometimes. Will we always do what is right? Can we always do what is right? After looking at the test Abraham encountered when he had the choice to either … Continue reading

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Similarities between Huckleberry Finn and The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak

The painting The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak by Albert Bierstadt is similar to the book Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  Both works use elements of romanticism.  A big part of romanticism is an appreciation for nature.  Bierstadt’s painting shows a … Continue reading

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George Washington and Huckleberry Finn Actually Have Something in Common

The illustration of George Washington crossing the icy Delaware River will forever be a symbol of American strength, especially during a time of hardship. This nineteenth century painting, while known by most, is not often analyzed for its potential in … Continue reading

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Comic Life Realisim With Twain

Huck Finn Comic Life This is a visual thinking exercise about a pattern within the story Huckleberry Finn, which follows passages of realisim from the story and shows pictures to explain what they mean and how they relate to realisim. Spencer … Continue reading

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Python Looks as Twain

Monty Python is one of the best comedy groups in movie history. As others humorists like the Marx’s Brothers, Monty Python made films, but at the same time they made also comedy sketches. One that I really like is called, … Continue reading

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Colbert Brings Back the Satirical Genius of Twain

It is no secret that Mark Twain likes to satirize racism. In his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are several scenes where African Americans are portrayed as less than human.  Mark Twain illustrates this to expose the wrongs … Continue reading

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