Rollin Down the River: The Uniting of Theme and Plot in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
In Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain develops the plot into Huck and Jim's adventures allowing him to weave in his criticism of society. The two main characters, Huck and Jim, both run from social injustice and both are distrustful of the civilization around them. Huck is considered an uneducated backward boy,
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the line we must becomeI, someone has to have the courage to stand up for what is right,to be what Colonel Sherburn would call a real man. Huck gives usthat chance, that ability to see things for what they are. Hisadventures along with Twain's sharp criticism are so uniquelycombined to give us that realization. The greatest thing is thatit is done so well that we almost think that we are the ones thatdiscovered it.