Flaws In Twain's "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn"



Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a
classic. However, there are several flaws. First of all the coincidence that
everything happens with in my mind detracts some from the story. The other
major problem is that the book seems to drag on and on the closer you get to the
end, as if Twain had a page quota to fill and was not worried about the story.
The other problem brought up on our hand-out was Huck's lack of seriousness in
what was a very serious situation for Jim.
As for the coincidence part, it appears most obviously as you read
towards the end. For example Huck ends up at Aunt Polly's, and I was thinking,
yeah...right those chances are about one ...

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me. George Jackson, sir”(pg. 95). I do have to
give him that the feud was interesting filler, but you can only take so much
filler. Then when John Wayne (The Duke) and Elvis (The King) come along there
seem to be four or five stops along the river that except for one little detail,
are the same. Please excuse the jump back, but how coincidental is it that you
have a Duke and a King on the same raft in the middle of the Mississippi river
(yes I do know they are not really royalty but that does not matter)? Even
during all of this complaining I have done I did find humor in such things as
when Huck was observing some local “loafers” and their discussions about
borrowing and lending chewing tobacco. “Here, gimme back the chaw and you take
the plug.” (pg. 138). I can just picture four or five guys laying around
chewing tobacco with spit/tobacco juice running down their chins, probably in
dirty overalls with no shirts on underneath and boots, to complete the look,
three or ...

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