Nature In Huckleberry Finn Essay

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nature In Huckleberry Finn

In his novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain conveys his high regard for nature
through the use of several rhetorical devices such as personification and tone. Twain
changes his tone when describing the Mississippi River from cynical and sarcastic to
flowing and daydreaming. This change in tone illustrates his own appreciation for the
beauty and importance of nature.Throughout the passage on page 88, Twain uses
personification to show the beauty of nature in contrast to the immaturity and repugnant
mentality of society. Huck would sometimes wake up to "see a steamboat coughing along
upstream" that "now and then would belch a whole world of sparks up out of her chimbleys"
which acts like a child without manners. Twain shows how disgusted he is with society by
the use of the words coughing and belch. Both words have a negative connotation that lead
a reader to think of illness with the use of coughing, and immaturity with the use of
belch. "The nice breeze springs up and comes fanning you from over there as a servant to a
king in his court, and everything (smiles) in the sun." Twain chooses the word "springs"
to describe the action of the breeze because it makes the breeze seem to be present only
to comfort. Twain does this to show that nature is for humans to enjoy.The passage on page
88 flows like thoughts during a daydream rather than being written in the short sarcastic
style of the rest of the book. "Two or three days...swim by like a fish through the river
they slid along so smooth and lovely." Twain shows the dream like quality of this scene by
saying the days "swim by". The word swim adds to the mood of the passage by showing how
the days flowed by rather than just went by. Jim and Huck "put in the day, layzying
around, listening to the stillness". Twain says they listened to the stillness to show how
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