Why is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn considered a classic?
Featuring a child as the protagonist and narrator and using this child's voice - in the vernacular - is a first in American letters. The wit, irony, and adventure of the novel are additional literary elements that contribute to the classic status of this novel.
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Huck Finn is considered an American Classic because it incorporates all of the aspects of American Culture into many "Adventures." From the dialogue of the unique characters in the book, to the interesting conflicts and puzzling questions posed in the book, everything about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn relates to something in American Culture at that time, and in some cases even now! This is why it is a classic. For more specific examples from the book, message me.