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Huck Finn vs. Gulliver's Travels Essay

  • Submitted by: merdmac
  • on June 5, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 403 words

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Huckleberry Finn | *Child, about 13 years old*Homeless and poor | *His father is a drunk who is violent*Has had no schooling nor been taught manners | *This book, I think, is a very good, educational book that everybody can learn from. | * Conflict gains greater focus in Huck’s dealings with Jim. Huck has to decide whether to turn Jim in, as society demands, or to protect and help his friend instead. |
References | | *pg.5* “The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways…” | | *pg. 109 “I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All right then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming.” |
Gulliver | *Gulliver is an explorer and adventurer*Intelligent   | *Gulliver is smart and learned from a surgeon and others about physics and about navigation. | *Gulliver’s tone is gullible and naïve during the first three voyages; in the fourth, it turns cynical and bitter. | * Gulliver strives to understand the various societies with which he comes into contact and to have these societies understand his native England |
References | *“Soon after my return from Leyden, I was recommended by my good master, Mr. Bates, to be surgeon to the Swallow…” | *“I was bound apprentice to Mr. James Bates, an eminent surgeon in London, with whom I continued four years… there I studied physic two years and seven months..” | | * |
The Protagonist | *The story gives no physical description of him*Normal everyday guy | *The protagonist has a bad job that he has to do because his family needs money | *His family got killed as well as him | *The protagonist will do anything he has to do to keep...

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