History Literature / AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn

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.
30th May '16 2:29:33 PM Vilui
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A satire first and foremost, experienced readers tend to find it even more entertaining, and knowing a good deal of history [[GeniusBonus doesn't hurt either]]. ''Huck Finn'' was revolutionary at the time for including a black slave as a main character. In doing so, though, it uses the words that were normal at the time, including "nigger" as a common description -- which of course isn't common anymore. The novels remains widely considered to be a pillar of American literature.

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A satire first and foremost, experienced readers tend to find it even more entertaining, and knowing a good deal of history [[GeniusBonus doesn't hurt either]]. ''Huck Finn'' was revolutionary at the time for including a black slave as a main character. In doing so, though, it uses the words that were normal at the time, including "nigger" as a common description -- which of course isn't common anymore. any more. The novels novel remains widely considered to be a pillar of American literature.
1st May '16 7:43:19 PM Jeduthun
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* ShamingTheMob: Colonel Sherburn calmly disperses an angry Lynch Mob with an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* ShamingTheMob: Colonel Sherburn calmly disperses an angry Lynch Mob with an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, telling them (as it turns out, correctly) that they are all [[DirtyCoward too cowardly]] to lynch him. However, this is made ambiguous by the fact that Sherburn definitely does not have the moral high ground; he had just shot and killed a man in cold blood in the middle of the street in broad daylight. Twain was not a fan of the old Southern code of justice.
28th Apr '16 5:58:59 PM Orbiting
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-->--'''MarkTwain'''

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-->--'''MarkTwain'''
-->-- '''MarkTwain's preface to the book'''
15th Apr '16 6:27:45 PM Jeduthun
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* TheAllAmericanBoy: Huck is this as an UnbuiltTrope.



* {{Flanderization}}: Tom Sawyer in this book is defined by his love of adventure stories, which was only one aspect of his character in ''Tom Sawyer''.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Tom Sawyer in this book is defined by his love of adventure stories, which was only one aspect of his character in ''Tom Sawyer''. (This gets even worse in the [[{{Sequelitis}} lesser-known later sequels]] ''Tom Sawyer Abroad'' and ''Tom Sawyer, Detective''.)



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

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


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* ShamingTheMob: Colonel Sherburn calmly disperses an angry Lynch Mob with an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
15th Apr '16 6:14:28 PM Jeduthun
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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 refered 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 refered referred to as a slave. In their piece on it, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' pointed out a 1955 TV adaptation that ''wrote Jim out entirely''.



* FeudingFamilies: The Grangerfords and Shepardsons; Huck stops by just before the tipping point in their feud. He tries to have Buck Grangerford to explain why the two families came to be at each other's troats in the first place, but Buck admits that the exact reasons why are rather unclear and that no one actually knows which family offended the other one first.

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* FeudingFamilies: The Grangerfords and Shepardsons; Huck stops by just before the tipping point in their feud. He tries to have Buck Grangerford to explain why the two families came to be at each other's troats throats in the first place, but Buck admits that the exact reasons why are rather unclear and that no one actually knows which family offended the other one first.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The Duke and the Dauphin are a two-man ConArtist team with DelusionsOfEloquence.
13th Mar '16 8:08:34 AM Leliel
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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Subverted and probably deconstructed. Huck's internal "All right, I'll go to Hell" speech is about him deciding that being "righteous" isn't worth it if a friend is going to suffer. That already puts his "evil" under suspicion, which becomes even more so in context: said friend is Jim, and said Hell-worthy act is [[DeliberateValuesDissonance refusing to send him back to slavery]].
1st Feb '16 5:20:19 PM Awesomekid42
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** TookALevelInJerkass: Tom also becomes far more selfish than previously, and is perfectly willing to put Jim's freedom at stake just so he can have an adventure,
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