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Critics of mark twain's novel Huckleberry Finn, view the protagonist's proclamation"All right, then, I'll go to hell" in chapter 13 as the story's climax. Twain's novel lent itselfto such radical interpretations because it was the first major American work to departfrom traditional European novelistic structure, thus providing critics with an unfamiliarframework. The remaining twelve chapters act as a counterpoint, commenting on, if notreversing, the first part in which a morality play receives greater conformation. Huck'sjourney down the Mississippi represent a rite passage, in which the character's personalmotions of right and wrong come into constant conflict with his socially constructedconscience by the various people and situation the protagonist encounters. The novel'scyclical structure encourages critics to see the novel's disparate parts as interlined; thenovel begins and ends with the boys playing games. Granted, this need not argue to anauthorial awareness of novelistic construction; however, it does facilitate attempts toview the novel as a unified whole. Nevertheless, any interpretation that seek to unite thelastFew chapters with remaining book is bound to be tenuous. This is not because such aninterpretation is unnecessary rigid, but because Huckleberry Finn encompasses individualscene of the protagonist's self- recognition that are difficult to accommodate in allencompassing interpretation. In this respect, the protagonist can best link to the Greektragic figure, Oedipus.
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