Homework Help

What does the feud symbolize in The Adventues of Huckleberry Finn? Does this remind of...

user profile pic

kmr1 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 22, 2010 at 6:24 AM via web

dislike 1 like

What does the feud symbolize in The Adventues of Huckleberry Finn? Does this remind of you any famous piece of literature? Explain.

Through the feud incident, Twain satirizes human traits and behaviors. Discuss.

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted February 26, 2010 at 12:02 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have suggested numerous interpretations to the feud, the most popular and agreed-upon being that it represents the fighting between France and England. No one can argue that there is not an enormous amount of European  influence in the novel, and in the manner of the homes of the Grangerfords and the other, their homes are ostentatious, filled with tacky and gauche items, and with a terribly written ode, it is obvious that the portrayals of European fighting can not be ignored. England and France fought for years, after a while, many people no longer knew why. The European value of war being adventurous, exciting, honorable, magnificent, and valiant, comes to a screeching human stop in the bloodshed within the feud.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes