The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was compiled by Mark Twain in 1884. The next book, On the highway, was compiled by Jack Kerouck between 1947 and 1950, although it had not been posted until 1957. My discussion will center on a specific theme which both literature have as a common factor. The theme which my paper will analyze is usually that of personal flexibility and why personal freedom was very important to the heroes in both novels. Both novels express the street knowledge through travels and the characters being their very own "identity."
In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the writer uses the type of Huckleberry Finn to narrate. In Jack Kerouac's On the highway, the writer uses the fictional persona of Sal Paradise to narrate Kerouac's bill of two cross-country trips which he manufactured in the United States through the later 1940's. Both authors have created fictional characters behind that they will be able to freely account for some of their private adventures and observations. Twain's design of writing can be that of a deadpan narrator, who tells of Huck's foibles without Huck to be able to laugh at himself because he will not know that a few of the things he does indeed are funny (Bloom, p.32). Often Huck's remarks happen to be two sided- Huck is certainly seriously interested in what he is saying, and Twain is certainly using Huck's character showing the underlying humor. As well, like Kerouac's Sal, Huck is an impressive observer: Huck notices the facts of what everyone around him does.
One of the first things that becomes obvious about Huck's persona is that he values his personal freedom a lot more than he values cash. In The