Huck Finn Criticsim

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Mark Twain’s, Huckleberry Finn, although an excellent book, has a very weak and unrealistic ending. The two main characters, Huck and Jim are turned into comic characters and the seriousness of their journey down the river is lost. Twain lets the ending destroy the plot of the book by making it comic and unrelated to the episodes on the raft. Leo Marx points out that the meaning of Huck and Jim’s journey is …

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…was fooled by Tom in the beginning of the novel. Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, is a powerful novel with a weak ending. The ending of the novel is completely unrealistic and unbelievable. “The disintegration of the main characters all betray the weak ending.” (Marx p. 206) Both Huck and Jim are completely altered into having unrecognizable personalities and morals. The ending destroys the purpose of Huck and Jim’s journey and therefore kills the plot.