Hamlet Essay | Clay Faces and Huck Finn

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Clay Faces and Huck Finn

Summary: In Hamlet and Macbeth, both by William Shakespeare, the mask is used to cover a secluded or incriminating part of a character up and hide it away from the outside world. Two of the novels containing this theme are Hamlet and Macbeth both works of Shakespeare and regarded as some of the best stories ever written. Mark Twain incorporates excerpts from these two novels in The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn as a reminder of this same theme. However, Twain takes a different approach to the mask idea.
Many great novels throughout the course of history have exhibited the recurring idea of a "false face" or in other words a mask. In each of theses novels the mask is used to cover a secluded or incriminating part of a character up and hide it away from the outside world. Two of the novels containing this theme are Hamlet and Macbeth both works of Shakespeare and regarded as some of the best stories ever written. Mark Twain incorporates excerpts from these two novels in The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn as a reminder of this same theme. However, Twain takes a different approach to the mask idea. In this novel he uses the masks of Huck, the King, the Duke, and even Pa to show the reader two things. Twain creates an image of a clay face. In other words Twain shows that not only...

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