chapters 17 and 18. narrator and point of view.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Narrator:
Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?
First Person (Central Narrator)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is defined by its first person narrator, Huck Finn. His youthful voice allows the novel to deliver a rather serious scrutiny of racism and slavery in a package of exuberance and vernacular. Because everything is filtered through Huck, we have to rely on him to interpret the story and present it to us. This subjectivity means taking the narration with a grain of salt, but Huck’s earnest approach removes any suspicions that he’s elaborating on the truth.