The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sanford Pinsker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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Critical Essay by Sanford Pinsker

SOURCE: Pinsker, Sanford. “Huckleberry Finn and the Problem of Freedom.” Virginia Quarterly Review 7, no. 4 (autumn 2001): 642-49.

In the following essay, Pinsker argues that Huckleberry Finn is a subversive book concerning the impossibility of true freedom for either of the main characters.

“… he ain't no slave; he's as free as any cretur that walks this earth.”

—Tom Sawyer spilling the beans about Jim

“We're free … We're free …”

Linda Loman at Willy's graveside

Freedom is America's abiding subject, as well as its deepest problem. I realize full well that I am hardly the first person to ruminate about the yawning gap between our country's large promises and, its less-than-perfect practice, much less...

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