Talk:Huckleberry Finn

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Call for Contributions[edit]

This little stub is the article about the novel that Hemingway (and everybody else) acclaimed as the start of a genuine American literature, the end of the Bostonian anglo-american genteel tradition. Half of this stub is about Tom Blankenship; the few lines about "criticism" are mostly about the word "nigger." Mountains of books have been written about this one book. It would be easy to start quoting from them. Perhaps it is so daunting a task to digest them for this article that nobody even wants to try? But Huck is universally assigned, and these days, this is where a student turns first. Profhum (talk) 06:18, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Potential Effects of Parent's Alcoholism[edit]

It's my opinion that, while well-intentioned, the in-depth discussion on Potential Effects of Parent's Alcoholism is inappropriate in this article. Alcoholism is not a major theme of the book being discussed in the article, and the judgments made in the section are often the opinion of the contributor. An example; " These characterizations of Huck coupled with his constant lying and his absurd schemes, such as faking his own death, are examples of Huck’s externalizing behavior." If this is true, how does the contributor explain the constant lying and even more absurd schemes of the Tom Sawyer character whose parents were not alcoholic? Perhaps a link to a separate article on Potential Effects of Parent's Alcoholism would be more appropriate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pencimen (talkcontribs) 05:47, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Benson and Tom Blankenship[edit]

It says in the article that Benson was the one who ran away with a slave, which is not cited. On page 33 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: American Comic Vision (David E. E. Sloane, 1988), however, Sloane says that Tom Blankenship had once befriended a runaway negro slave, contrasting with what this article says about Benson by replacing Benson with Tom. Since the info in the article is not cited yet I have a source here, I have reason to believe that what I said here is correct, though I will let someone else decide and change it since it'd be best to have another source to verify which I don't have time to check for at the moment.

Source: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: American Comic Vision. David E. E. Sloane. Twayne's Masterwork Studies 18. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988. p33. From Twayne's Authors on GVRL. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.77.65.85 (talk) 03:48, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Tagging the Article for Original Research[edit]

I'm tagging this article for original research because the majority of the claims in this article are uncited. The tone throughout the article is also unencylopedic and should be fixed. – FenixFeather (talk) 03:55, 19 March 2014 (UTC)