Twains Huck Finn Compared To The Movie Essay

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Twains Huck Finn Compared To The Movie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a classic novel about a young boy who
struggles to save and free himself from captivity, responsibility, and social injustice.
Along his river to freedom, he aids and befriends a runaway slave named Jim. The two
travel down the Mississippi, hoping to reach Cairo successfully. However, along the way
they run into many obstacles that interrupt their journey. By solving these difficult
tasks, they learn life lessons important to survival. The reader will find Huck and Jim
more knowledgeable at the conclusion of the novel, and notice their love for life and for
each other.After reading the novel and watching the Disney film Huck Finn, one will find
many dissimilarities. Many of the classic scenes have been switched around and combined in
the 1993 version. There are a few scenes in particular that I will focus and comment
on.The major difference between the movie and the book is an important character named Tom
Sawyer, who is not present or mentioned in the film. It is evident from reading the story
that Tom was a dominant influence on Huck, who obviously adores him. Tom can be seen as
Huck's leader and role model. He has a good family life, but yet has the free will to run
off and have fun. Tom is intelligent, creative, and imaginative, which is everything Huck
wishes for himself. Because of Tom's absence in the movie, Huck has no one to idolize and
therefore is more independent. Twain's major theme in the novel is the stupidity and
faults of the society in which Huck lives. There is cruelty, greed, murder, trickery,
hypocrisy, racism, and a general lack of morality. All of these human failings are seen
through the characters and the adventures they experience. The scenes involving the King
and Duke show examples of these traits. The two con-artists go through many towns playing
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