Comparison of Three Different Novels

He eventually learns to think for himself, but he is also different because he considers how his actions will affect his parents. Each of these characters is faced with an internal dilemma that helps to define who each of them is. Three very important literary elements that are used in these novels are characterization, theme, and conflict. Each of the protagonists in these stories is characterized in a different fashion. Huckleberry Finn’s actions characterize him and a rebel, Emma’s characterize her as an egotistical upper-class citizen, while Asher is characterized as an obedient Jewish boy. Also, a prevailing theme in all three of these novels is the influence on society on peoples’ actions because of society’s expectations. Finally, each of these novels also has an internal conflict within the protagonist which greatly affects their actions. Each of these characters is shown to grow significantly through the use of these literary devices.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the protagonist and narrator are Huckleberry himself. The characterization that occurs in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is done in a variety of ways. Firstly, it is done by showing Huckleberrys lower class behavior. Huck is a boy who belongs to the lowest end of white society, as his father is a drunk and Huck is quite often without a home to sleep in at night. Huck is immediately looked down upon because of the class that he comes from. This has led to Huck missing out on many of the values that are necessary for a boy to grow up as a functioning part of society, which also leads him to question the things that he is told. This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, as Huck’s natural sense of right and wrong tells him that he should help Jim, even though he is legally the property of Miss Watson, as he says, “Now, the thing to study out is, how to get the things& Jim” (Twain, 2005, 223).&nbsp.Since he was not forced to grow up within the normal boundaries of society, Huck is able to make his own decisions in a number of situations.