The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Literary Elements: An Allusion

I need to find and allusion in Chapters 12 - 32, cite the chapter where is was found and explain it.

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There allusions all over this story. My favourites are the allusions to Shakespeare. Take, for example, the Dukes rendition of Hamlet's famous soliloquy,

"To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin

That makes calamity of so long life..."

Both men are practicing for the show they intend to put on once they get to a town. The Duke is attempting to teach the King his rendition of Hamlet.