<ul><li>Growing up in “rivertown” </li></ul>influenced what his stories were about <br />and where they came from. <br /><ul><li>Twain’s mother was a storyteller who </li></ul>influenced his unique style of writing.<br />Influences On His Life <br /><ul><li>His father was a serious </li></ul>depressing man which influenced Twain<br />later in his life. When he became older he<br />started to be pessimistic and angry a lot.<br /><ul><li>Becoming a steamboat pilot was one of his </li></ul>life long dreams. The steamboat experiences <br />provided Twain with much to write about. <br />
Links To See How Mark Twain Linked His Life To His Writings<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL9VbG21l6c<br /><ul><li>Getting to know Mark Twain</li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrgV0VdxZtE<br /><ul><li>How growing up in a “rivertown” shaped Mark Twain</li></li></ul><li>Huckleberry Finn Setting and Summary<br /><ul><li>The setting of Huckleberry Finn is before the Civil War, around 1835–1845, was set forty to fifty years before it was published. On the Mississippi River in St. Petersburg.</li></ul>At the beginning of the novel, Huck struggles with Miss Watson and Widow Douglas trying to civilize him. Pap returns to town and demands Huck’s money and kidnaps him. Huck then fakes his death and goes to Jackson Island to get away from Pap where he then meets Jim and his adventure begins. They go to different towns looking to free Jim. They stop along the river until one time Jim gets captured and taken to the Phelps. Huck goes to try and get Jim back and Tom shows up because Jim is staying at his Aunt Sally’s house. They end up freeing Jim and Jim becomes a wealthy man.<br />
Major Character’s of Huckleberry Finn<br /><ul><li>Huck-narrator of the novel, a young boy in the story with a drunk father, he is </li></ul> uneducated but however seems very quick to think.<br /><ul><li>Tom-Huck’s best friend who is very adventurous, creative, and a strong leader.
Jim-one of Mrs. Watsons house hold slaves, his is superstitious, sentimental, but also intelligent, Practical, and ultimately more of an adult than anyone else in the novel.
Pap-Huck’s father, the town drunk and ne’er-do-well. He is a wreck when he appears at the beginning of the novel, with disgusting, ghostlike white skin and tattered clothes.
The Duke and the Dauphin-A pair of con men whom Huck and Jim rescue as they are being run out of a river town. They carry out a number of increasingly disturbing swindles as they travel down the river on the raft.</li></li></ul><li>Submitted by:<br />Will Mateosky<br />Henry Reith<br />Cole Robertson<br />
Work Cited<br />http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/huckfinn/<br />http://www.biography.com/articles/Mark-Twain-9512564<br />