"Chapter the last" p.294-296 (Norton Edition). Excerpt taken fom Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Although Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written after the 1861-65 Civil War, it is about the pre-war period. The American Civil War marks the combat of the Northern States against the Confederacy among other things, the struggle between states where slavery had been abolished (the North) and those where it was strongly defended (the South). This novel is the sequel of Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in which Huck Finn appears as a minor character. Tom …

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…ertainly constitute a pretext to flee, and in that way, it will allow the sequel to take place. To conclude, this text is written in such a way that we have the impression that we are an audience who is listening to a story-teller. Nevertheless, we perceive Mark Twain's trace in the ironic elements for instance. Moreover, this chapter serves as a tool of transition with "Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians".