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            In all of high school, the best literary text I have ever
read was Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I chose this book
because of how Twain employed humor in his book to highlight issues of justice
and morality. Twain wrote a masterpiece, where the reader couldn’t help but to
fall in wit love Huck Finn and Jim. It was one of the fewest stories that I
enjoyed reading because it wasn’t boring, and I could vividly imagine the
various “scenes” in the novel. In my opinion, I believe its Twain’s
use of imagery, language, details, various examples of injustice, friendship
that make it the best literary text I have read. My favorite movie that I
consider literary is Training Day. Training Day is action/crime movie that came
out in 2001, featuring Denzel Washington, and Ethan Hawke. This movie portrays
the modern day struggle of police violence across the nation, and addresses the
“does the justify the means” question. Antoine Fuqua’s, the producer
of the movie, used multiple themes to develop the plot, to make this film a one
of kind cinematic experience.

            The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is set in the town of
St. Petersburg, Missouri, which is near the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn
is a poor boy, who often does what he wants due to the unsupervised actions of
his drunken father. But he recently stumbled upon a stash of money, and is now
living with Miss Watson, a neighbor, who tries her hardest to prevent Finn from
turning into a “street urchin”. Finn took his stash of gold and
signed it over to a judge. His father realizing what Finn has done kidnaps him.
Finn runs away and meets a runaway slave, to be more precise Miss Watson’s
slave Jim. Along the way Finn, wrestles with his conscience, and as a reader
you could see Finn’s conscience grow throughout his adventure. Finn is
struggling whether to help Jim, an innocent man, escaping slavery, or should he
“take” Jim for himself. After a series of trials, and close encounters,
Finn resolves his mind to help Jim escape, even if he goes to hell for it. But
unfortunately Jim gets recaptured, but Finn rescues him, and eventually Miss
Watson releases Jim from slavery. There is a lot to keep up with in this novel,
and that’s partly why I like it. I like Finn, because he is easy to relate to,
he demonstrates his charisma, wit, and love for adventure.

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            Twain’s writing style makes it easy for me and for other
readers to understand what exactly Finn is thinking about. Readers are reading
this novel from a thirteen year old boy’s perspective, and Twain makes sure
that readers can easily pick up the mood and tone in the novel. Finn’s
personality, social background and education level are thoroughly revealed
making it very simple to understand who Finn really is. Twain also uses vivid
imagery, I was able to easily imagine what was happening in the story. The
words seemed to paint a detailed vivid picture in my mind with almost no effort
on my part. That in itself speaks to the amount of details there are in the

            Training Day is a dramatic, fast paced movie about crime
and greed, and corruption. Jake Hoyt a “newbie” detective is parented
with an old time veteran named Alonzo Harris. Alonzo is a corrupted cop, who at
first I didn’t realize but was later on revealed in the movie, who is teaching
Jake the ins and outs of being a narcotic detective. The movie in itself in my opinion
is amazing because there are two plots. The first plot, as a viewer you catch
on pretty easy, but I think of the first plot as a false plot, the second plot
is something I never would ‘a thought would happen (not going to spoil the
movie). The move leads you into a corrupted society, where cops who are
supposed to uphold the law, instead bend the law to their will. Watching the
movie, I saw how intricate the plot, character design was, so much that it was
like reading a book, but just watching it. The themes, various literary
devices, and acting, created a masterpiece which I believe is what caused it
for me at least, to be literary.

            Both the film and novel, I consider literary because I
loved the intricacy of each. With Huckleberry Finn, I related to the main
character, I loved the plot, and I recognized the various literary devices used
in the novel. I enjoyed reading it, but I also learned a couple of things from
it. In the case of Training Day, it was how real, the movie portrayed corruption;
not only with regular people, but police officers who are tasked to uphold the
law, but instead bend it. I instantly connected several of the movie scenes to
actual real life events. I enjoyed watching it, and I enjoyed how the movie
“broke” itself down, in terms of plot, themes, and realism. I consider
both the novel and movie to be literary. 


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