The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain makes heavy use of dialect in Huckleberry Finn. How successful is he? What are some advantages for an author in deciding to render speech in dialect, as Twain does? What are some possible disadvantages?

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Twain's use of dialect gives Huck's story an immense sense of realism. This realism is, of course, the greatest advantage in using dialect. As readers. we're allowed to immerse ourselves in the text. One disadvantage that might be experienced by authors when using dialect would be a poor or inaccurate representation.