That is to say, to leo marx, the river is only a feeble media with no influences on the journey, on which i strongly disagree, though there 1 for further detailed about t s eliot's statement on the river and the significance of the huckleberry finn, see “introduction”, pp 44-49 in the critical response to mark twain's.
Huckleberry finn's adventures are broadly based on the author mark twain's attempt to relive his past life and journeys on the mississippi the story follows huck and a runaway slave down the mississippi river as the two try to escape their current life twain presents the river in many ways and compares. At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of twain's early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches life on the mississippi by mark twain introduction by justin kaplan afterword by john seelye. Introduction chapter' 2 the river in twain chapter 3 huck finn's critics chapter 4 the symbolic water journey chapter 5 mississippi unlike huck's seemingly aimless escape down the river twain's childhood ambitions and his love for the mississippi later drove him to seek his.
Mark twain and the adventures of huckleberry finn controversy mark twain, born samuel langhorne clemens, is a highly recognizable figure in american literature born in florida, missouri mark twain and his family moved to hannibal, missouri where twain discovered and fell in love with the mighty mississippi river. Not until he became a full-time journalist, far from the river, in the alkali dust of the nevada territory, did he settle on “mark twain” you work up a hunger walking half the length of the mississippi—even along a virtual version of the river i had come to the rendezvous from the riverwalk on mud island near downtown.
Mark twain (meaning mark number two) was a mississippi river term: the second mark on the line that measured depth signified two fathoms, or twelve if i have seemed to love my subject, it is no surprising thing, for i loved the profession far better than any i have followed since, and i took a measureless pride in it.