Mark Twain was born late November of 1835 in Missouri. Mark Twain’s real name is Samuel Clemens. At age four he moved to the one place he learned to fall in love with, the banks of the Mississippi river. This is where the basis of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn came from. At the early age of 11 Mark Twain lost his father. He was forced to leave school with only a fifth grade education. He soon got a job at the local newspaper arranging the type for the newspaper articles. At the age of 18 he had moved to New York and had some success at writing newspaper articles. This soon became uninteresting for him. So he returned home to become a pilot on a riverboat along the Mississippi River. This explains his love for the rivers and the outdoors. He spent the majority of his life on riverboats traveling the river, so why not write a story about it.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the world’s best known American novels. The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, first introduced Huck in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It is read by many children of different ages during elementary school, although it has been ban from some certain schools and library’s such as, The Concord Public Library. It was first published in America in January of 1885, and since has caused a lot of controversy. A lot don’t see why it was banned but many also seem to think that it is not child friendly. Many have tried to restore it to make it better to read to children.
“Huck Finn, a boy about 13-14 years old, lives in St. Petersburg, Missouri along the Mississippi River. Huck is the only child of the town drunk, "Pap" Finn, who regularly beats his son when he is in town, and has no mother ("Biography for…).” During The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Huck’s only clothes were worn out rags, he rarely bathed, had little food, and no bed to sleep in. “Many adults look upon Huck Finn as a disgrace and as a bad influence upon their sons and daughters(The Adventures…).” At the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom and Huck both came into a lot of money. When we first meet Huck in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn we find him being raised by two women, Mrs. Watson and an unnamed widow. These two women are trying to civilize Huckleberry Finn, by enrolling him in school, making him attend church, and dressing him in clean clothes that actually fit him. By the end of the novel Huck has gone right back to how he was in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Does Huck’s way of dressing have to do with his childhood, or is he really trying to change and become a better person like Mrs. Watson wants him too?
Many children have problems when it comes to their family, such as physical abuse and emotional abuse. While working at a day care, mainly funded by the government, I see many abused children and children in foster care. As we find out in this novel, Huck does not have a very good relationship with his father. ...