Comparing Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer

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Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer

America was formed on the basis of culture. Many different cultural backgrounds flocked to this one area and in the process many existing cultures were destroyed, while the new influx of humanity meshed to create an American culture. This constant flow of cultures from all over the world has kept the American culture in a state of flux. Each historical period has presented its classical viewpoint of American culture through the eyes of its most accomplished authors. There are narratives about clashes of cultures, presentations of cultures and even some focused on teaching a culture. The narratives provide a glimpse into an era that may no longer exist.
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An important narrative of the 19th century is an amusing novel written by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The culture of the south is displayed through the eyes of an innocent unbiased child. He unabashedly reports his encounters, by presenting the people of America, their ideas and ways of life while experiencing his journey on the Mississippi River. At one point in the novel, Huck has an ongoing discourse with himself about his morals on hiding and protecting slaves:

Why, me. . I tried to make out to myself that I warn't to blame, because I didn't run Jim off from his rightful owner; but it warn't no use . . . I got to feeling so mean and so miserable I most wished I was dead (101-102).

This quote presents the struggle which Huck puts himself through concerning his role in Jim's escape. . Huck eventually decides that he will turn Jim in when they reach the next city. When the moment comes to actually tell someone, Huck can't put himself up to exposing Jim. Huck's internal tug-of-war clearly demonstrates the confusion of the culture during this period.

Although not an American novel, Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austin, has remained a basis for culture in America. Through her fabula, Austin beautifully illustrates the excitement, worries and happiness of a family which is full of young women. The importance in this narrative is stressed on marriage, appearance and presentations of oneself to the community. All of these were

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