Character Analysis: Colonel Sherburn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain's characters play an intricate roll in the literary structure of the book. They come into Huck and Jim's life almost like the changing wind, and changed their characters indefinitely. The character that I found interesting was Colonel Sherburn who is the owner of the largest store in a town that Huck happens upon. The town Huck ventures into a town that is in the middle of a …

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…only way to get this out of his mind is to go somewhere were everyone is forever young. Twain often fevers to the idea of forever child hood and he doesn't want his characters to grow up. That is why he places a horrific scene of death next to childlike scene at the circus showing a great contrast. Twain has a brilliant way of keeping the character young but he still lets it grow emotionally.