H is for Huckleberry Finn #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of characters. On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting, Wednesday – quotes, and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will focus on characteristics. On the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about characters from movies, TVs or books.

HToday the letter is H, which is for Huckleberry Finn from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Huckleberry Finn, Huck to his friends, is the son of the town drunk. In his story, he is about 13 or 14 years old. He lives off handouts of others and has a carefree life free from societal norms.

Although Huck has no real education (until taken in by the Widow Douglas, who sends him to school) and has no decent parental role models, Huck is able to discover the “right” thing to do.  He views the world without a lot of judgements thus giving a realistic description of the Mississippi River and the towns that dot its shoreline.

huckleberry finnThe book is written in first-person point of view, which really gives the reader a good deal of information about Huck as he uses his own language and dialect. And most importantly, we see how Huck views the world and makes up his own mind about how things should be.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Both books are considered American classics and have been made into numerous films.

If you missed the other days in the A to Z Challenge:

A is for Alice

B is for Belgarath 

C is for Cautious Child

D is for Dana Scully

E is for Enthusiasm (Quote) and Southwestern Eggrolls (Recipe)

F is for Flaky Character 

G is for Gandalf 

6 thoughts on “H is for Huckleberry Finn #AtoZChallenge

  1. randommusings29 says:

    I haven’t even thought about Huckleberry Finn since I read it in school, this totally brought it back 🙂

  2. trishafaye says:

    Great theme for the A to Z blog! I loved reading Huckleberry Finn and the other Mark Twain books.
    Good luck with your A to Z!
    Trisha Faye http://www.scooterstale.wordpress.com

  3. Kat Morrisey says:

    I love your theme. And this post took me waaaaaaaay back to middle school when we read this. Mark Twain is great–and I have tons of his quotes written down in my quote book. He had some great things to say. 🙂 Good luck with next week’s letters!

  4. D.J. says:

    Great challenge! Very clever! I would have never thought of book characters.

  5. cleemckenzie says:

    I can’t think about Huck without a smile. He’s always the quintessential boy in my head.

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