Huckleberrys

Huck Finn is among best literature worth a reread

HuckFinnCoverFor some people, assigned readings in high school came across as nothing more than just assignments. Often missed in the stress of meeting deadlines and earning grades is the effective capturing of the meaning and symbolism that made such novels classics in the first place.

So while the general ideas conveyed and plots of such novels traditionally read and discussed in high school literature classes might be retained over the years, often times the deeper and more complex elements of a novel might have been missed by younger minds. There also could be plenty more content that hits closer to home for adults with a little more real world experience under their belts than it might for people barely of age to drive a car.

Because of reasons like these, the Huffington Post recently revisited some classic high school novels that you should reread. And right near the top of the list is one we’re quite fond of here at Huckleberry’s. You can probably guess what it is, what with our name being inspired by it, but regardless, check out what they chose to say about this classic novel that inspired our fine establishment and so much more!
__________

After meeting Huck and Jim in highs school, I too wanted nothing more than a raft, a river and high adventure with friends. But if Twain meant Huck Finn to be a song of nostalgia about the innocence of childhood and an earlier America, he used that all up in Tom Sawyer, published 8 years before. The America of Huck Finn is violent, cruel, and unforgiving, as much about blood feuds and human bondage as high times and painted fences. If Tom Sawyer is about an American Boyhood, Huck Finn is about a country that has grown up and how we are better for it, a story in praise of maturity and wisdom rather than the youth where most of us first encounter it.
__________

Check out the link to the full slideshow here: www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-smokler/10-classic-high-school-re_b_2883891.html#slide=2225583