The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain chooses a 13 year old boy as narrator for his novel. In what way does this help to accomplish Twain's purpose?

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A boy exploring adolescence is a time of self-discovery. This is when children test the boundaries of what they have come to accept. Huck does not take society at face value. He questions the validity of Southern institutions like school, church and slavery. Twain picked a perfect age to develop his protagonist.