How does language contribute to the total effect of Huckleberry Finn?

Introduction – In 1776 American colonies became politically independent. But it took more than a century for American literature to become linguistically independent. This declaration came with the publication of Huckleberry Film in 1884 in which the American vernacular was “first used as the medium of great fiction.” Mark Twain’s strategy to allow a 14-year-old uneducated white boy to tell his own story in his own language accomplished a quiet revolution in the world of letters in America. American literature was never the same afterwards. It was probably to his innovative use of dialect among other things, that Hemingway was referring when he called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve had” and when he traced all American writing to it. “There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”


Hawthorne’s language is British English and standard literary language and has the

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