Explore BrainMass

Literary Character: Huckleberry Finn

If you could act out a role representing a famous (or infamous) American literary character of your choice, what character would you choose and why? Discuss.

Solution Preview

Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I have chosen this particular character because of the promise of adventure he provides. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

Literary characters are generally interesting and characters from the American frontier life and other periods of American history embody the essence of what it was like to live in those days. Some of these literary characters are based on people who actually lived (i.e. Pocahontas, John Smith) and some are an amalgamation of character types and people that the writer observed (if they lived in the period they are writing of) or envisioned (if they are writing from the future with a past time period or the opposite (a future time period). In ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides a discussion of mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn as an interesting American Literary character of choice for characterization to represent and explore the social time period the character inhabited. References are listed for further studies.