The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This novel is considered a "Coming of Age" novel. Explain what a "Coming of Age" novel is, and how...Huckleberry Finn meets the criteria.


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"Coming of age" simply means a maturation into adulthood that the character goes through. Huck certainly grows from a mischievous boy to a young man with his own sense of right and wrong. He sees the South and all its hypocrisy and bigotry. Huck understands that he doesn't want to settle down and that adventure is a good thing.