Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel of endless discussion.
It is also a novel in which you refrain from pausing while reading. The novel.
includes both scenes of romanticism and realism, providing a sharp contrast between the two. .
Huck represents the realist in the novel. He does also contain elements of romanticism, but.
throughout the book, the element of realism dominates. Huck's desires are few and simple. He.
wants to be wild and free. He escaped from Ms. Watson by running into the woods and going.
exploring. Ms. Watson tries to civilize him, but he doesn't want to learn about dead people from.
the bible or "other such nonsense." The only point he sees in education is to irritate Pap, his.
father. He would much rather be out in the woods, playing or fishing. The best example of.
Huck's desire to be free is the very last line in the book. " I reckon I got to light out for the.
Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I.
can't stand it. I been there before." Huck hates to be smothered by society and its views on life.
This opinion reflects Huck's realistic attitude toward life. It is also apparent when Huck tears up.
the letter he wrote to Ms. Watson about helping Jim escape. He reflected on the times that Jim.
acted in a fatherly way and stayed by his side in good and bad times. He was not about to turn.
someone in because of his skin color.
Tom is creative in a kind of boyish, romantic sense. He is filled with romantic adventure novels.
and ideas. This is what has formed his fantasies and is what he feeds on. After reading about.
gangs, Tom wanted to form a gang that would kill or ransom men and make the women drool all.
over them. His imagination can also get him into trouble and put him in dangerous situations.
When Huck was plotting to save Jim, Tom was there, in charge of the form of action. All along.
Tom knew that Jim was already free due to the fact that Ms.