Adventures of Huckleberry

The first two paragraphs in Chapter eight of “ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain happens to be very descriptive. It describes a slave who just escaped from his house. These paragraphs go into detail about the next morning after this slave escapes. The author describes the environment around the character as well as the feelings and thoughts going through his mind at that time.   The author is writing the story as if he is the character in the story. Since the character in the story is a slave he is using that dialect as he writes.
The reason these paragraphs are considered descriptive writing is because the author makes the reader feel like he/she is the character in the story, that ran way from home. The way the author describes everything in specific detail allows the reader to create a mental picture inside his/her head as they continue to read. For example, the reader has the ability to imagine the morning sun shine through each branch of the tree. To add to the image in the reader’s head the author also describes squirrels running on the branches in the tree.
Not only does the author describe what the character is seeing, but he also has a great way of describing how the character is feeling and thinking. In the passage, the character is described as so comfortable and relaxed that he doesn’t feel like getting up to cook breakfast and starts to fall asleep again. Nearly every reader has probably felt so comfortable that they were on the verge of falling asleep, so when he/she reads that sentence they can relate to the character and possibly put him/herself in his shoes.   In other words, the author is allowing the reader to relate to what is going on in the story.
Another way these paragraphs are descriptive and allows the reader to relate to the character is because the author uses the sense of sound. After the character starts to doze off, he is awaken by a loud noise from off in the distance. Now the character has to get out of his...