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.
Today 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.
The 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
F is for Flaky Character
G is for Gandalf