Literary Analysis Paper for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: What is the effect of having Huck, a na´ve boy, and not an omniscient narrator, tell the story?

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When Huck is contemplating about the letter which may determine Jim's fate, he eventually tears it up and thinks that he will 'go to hell'. Such a rash act followed by a wild assumption is one of the many examples that show Huck as a naïve boy. Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, however, is able to use this naïveté to convey many ideas, rather than using an omniscient …

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…think we would have that much of a perception of reality without constructing it in a narrative." It is this narrative of Huck, as a naïve boy, that makes the novel one of the best of its times, because, as scholars remark, "Stories are the most powerful form of discourse, stronger than logic, stronger than reason, stronger than bare fact. Stories explain, justify and inspire in a way that abstract reasoning just can't do."