The narration in chapter 5 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is in first person point of view and is told by Huck himself.
The narrator’s voice is that of an American boy, who has a unique way of thinking and speaking. He uses colloquial language and establishes an immediate rapport with the reader through his directness, simplicity and humour.
Moreover, the narration is also informal in that it uses short sentences, simple words and short paragraphs to make it easier for children to understand. The language used by the narrator is very personal and informal, which helps create a sense of intimacy between him and the reader.
The chapter opens with Huck and Jim floating down the river on their raft. They discuss how Huck has been feeling lately and Jim tells him that he needs to find his purpose in life.
The rest of the chapter is mostly narration from Huck’s point of view, but there are also some flashbacks to the time when Tom Sawyer was planning a robbery with his friends. In these flashbacks, Jim shows up to tell Tom that he won’t be able to join them because he has to stay home and take care of his sick mother.
This is a great example of how Twain uses dialogue to reveal character and move the plot forward.