When determining who should narrate the novel

When determining who should narrate the novel - When...

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Unformatted text preview: When determining who should narrate the novel, Twain first considered the popular character, Tom Sawyer. Tom, after all, had garnered an enormous following from his own tale, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. But Twain felt that Tom's romantic personality would not be right for the novel, and so he chose Tom's counterpart, Huckleberry Finn. Huck is the most important figure in Huck Finn. It is his literal, pragmatic approach to his surroundings and his inner struggle with his conscience that make him one of the most important and recognizable figures in American literature. As a coming of age character in the late nineteenth century, Huck views his surroundings with a practical and logical lens. His observations are not filled with judgments; instead, Huck observes his environment and gives realistic descriptions of the Mississippi River and the culture that dominates...
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