Huckleberry Finn, also referred to as Huck Finn, is the narrator of the novel. This means that the story is narrated in first person, where we as readers are aware of everything that happens in the story through his perspective. Huck Finn is thirteen years old and the son of the town drunkard who for the most part, is absent from Huck's life. He is adopted by Widow Douglass and her sister Miss Watson, who attempt to shape him based on societal norms. Regardless of him being on the lower end of the social ladder, he is an intelligent boy who is full of wit and able to think for himself. How a thirteen year old deals with relatively heavy issues relating to social status, racism, and slavery form an important part of the novel.
Twain employs the frame tale technique to begin the novel; Huckleberry Finn informs readers that the writer is Mark Twain, but the story is Huck's own, as he uses the first-person pronoun to relate the events of his adventures.
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