History Literature / AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn

14th Aug '17 7:16:23 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: An edition has recently been released with every incidence of the n-word changed to "slave". It creates several problems such as a free black man still being referred to as a slave. In their piece on it, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' pointed out a 1955 TV adaptation that ''wrote Jim out entirely''.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: An edition has recently been released with every incidence of the n-word changed to "slave". It creates several problems such as a free black man still being referred to as a slave. slave ("free nigger" becomes "[[OxymoronicBeing free slave]]"). In their piece on it, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' pointed out a 1955 TV adaptation that ''wrote Jim out entirely''.entirely''.
* TheBusCameBack: Tom Sawyer has a minor role in the beginning of the story and then shows up again for a [[SpotlightStealingSquad major role]] in the final act.
* ChekhovsGun: The corpse that Huck and Jim come across early on in their adventure is revealed at the end to have been [[spoiler:Huck's father]].


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* RealityEnsues: Tom's overly-complicated plan to make freeing Jim considerably harder than it has to be, including alerting his captors to their plan resulting in an armed posse 15 men strong arriving to stop them, ends with [[spoiler:Tom getting shot in the calf, which leads to Jim being recaptured]].
14th Aug '17 3:23:28 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Duke and the King start out as Huck and Tom's traveling companions, but they become antagonistic. [[spoiler:Angry townspeople tar and feather them and run them out of town on a rail prior to the final act of the novel]].


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* HeroAntagonist: Tom Sawyer is hardly villainous, but he complicates Huck's plan to free Jim considerably by making them recreate numerous details that he read in books, adding many complications and challenges that did not exist before. It gets even worse when it turns out [[spoiler:Tom knew Jim was free the whole time, but didn't bother telling anyone]].


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* SawItInAMovieOnce: Pre-movie example. The numerous unnecessary details Tom adds to the plot to free Jim are taken from various books he's read.


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* ShaggyDogStory: Not the whole story, but the final act in which Huck and Tom plot to free Jim. Tom takes numerous tropes from prisoner stories he's read and adds them to their situation, unnecessarily making it more difficult. It turns out that [[spoiler:he's doing all of this for fun, because he knows that Miss Watson passed away and emancipated Jim in her will]].
24th Jul '17 11:46:30 AM razorrozar7
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* TheWickedStage: Huck and Jim meet a two-man Shakespearean troupe. The guys are in town with "The Royal Nonesuch," and they turn out to be conmen. Their performance...[[{{Understatement}} didn't exactly meet with rave reviews]].

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* TheWickedStage: Huck and Jim meet a two-man Shakespearean troupe. The guys are in town with "The Royal Nonesuch," and they turn out to be conmen. Their performance...[[{{Understatement}} didn't exactly meet with rave reviews]].reviews.
14th Mar '17 3:11:38 PM maxwellsilver
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* CivilianVillain: Old Finn (Huck's father) is a perfect example.


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* FalselyReformedVillain: Old Finn (Huck's father) is a perfect example.
4th Mar '17 10:27:57 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''MarkTwain's preface to the book'''

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-->-- '''MarkTwain's '''Creator/MarkTwain's preface to the book'''
12th Feb '17 12:53:12 PM morenohijazo
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* TheWickedStage: Huck and Jim meet a two-man Shakespearean troupe. The guys are in town with "The Royal Nonesuch," and they turn out to be conmen. Their performance...[[{{Understatement}} didn't exactly meet with rave reviews]].
3rd Nov '16 2:18:47 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* VillainDecay:Inverted by the Duke and the King. They start out as a couple of bumbling con artists, but become more and more sinister as the book progresses.

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* VillainDecay:Inverted VillainDecay: Inverted by the Duke and the King. They start out as a couple of bumbling con artists, but become more and more sinister as the book progresses.
29th Jun '16 5:39:35 PM nombretomado
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* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''TomSawyer'', Tom is pretty clever, but ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' gives his character a WrongGenreSavvy makeover.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''TomSawyer'', ''Literature/TomSawyer'', Tom is pretty clever, but ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' gives his character a WrongGenreSavvy makeover.
29th Jun '16 5:34:18 PM nombretomado
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* NobodyHereButUsBirds: As in ''[[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]]'', Tom and Huck use cat cries as signals.

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* NobodyHereButUsBirds: As in ''[[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer ''[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]]'', Tom and Huck use cat cries as signals.
29th Jun '16 5:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer and HuckleberryFinn put each other on pedestals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.

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* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer Literature/TomSawyer and HuckleberryFinn Literature/HuckleberryFinn put each other on pedestals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.
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