Huck Finn

Huck has a grim attitude toward people he disagrees with or doesnt get
along with. Huck tends to alienate himself from those people. He doesnt let it
bother him. Unlike most people Huck doesnt try to make his point. When Huck
has a certain outlook on things he keep his view. He will not change it for
anyone. For instance in Chapter Three when Miss Watson tells Huck that if he
prayed he would get everything he wished for. Huck just shook his head yes and
walked away telling Tom that it doesnt work because he has tried it before with
fishing line and fishing hooks. this tell us that Huck is an independent person
who doesnt need to rely on other people.


This is a book of social criticism. Twain has his ways of criticizing
people of their actions and the things they do. Twain does a good job
expressing the characters social behaivors. Instead of upfront making fun of
Hulks actions he hints towards them or tries to glorify them when he does
something that is socially wrong or unintelligent. Huck stages his death. This
is not a real bright thing to do even though Huck’s father is real mean and is a
threat to his life and Huck’s life. Huck wants to get away from him so bad that
the first thing that comes into his mind is to stage his death so Pap will think
he’s dead and won’t be looking for him ever again. Twain feels that by making
Huck do this Twain is poking fun a Huck’s intelligence. Not his nature
intelligence but his book intelligence. In other words Twain is making fun of
Huck. Twain also portrays Huck and Jim as stupid when Huck dresses up like a
girl. Everyone knows Huck will not pass as a girl
Jim is very much like a father to Huck. He looks out for Huck and he is
respected and looked upon by Huck.This is also more significant because
Huckleberry Finn never had a father and he never really had a role model. Jim
serves this purpose perfectly. On one occasion Huck and Jim were exploring an
old house that had floated down stream. While they were looking in it Jim
discovered a dead body. Jim then covered up the corpse so Huck wouldn’t see it.

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Jim felt that seeing a dead body at such a young age could corrupt a boy for
life. Huck then wanted to talk about the dead body but Jim suggested that they
dont talk about it because it might bring bad luck. Huck then tried to play a
practical joke on Jim by putting a dead snake near him. Jim was scared. Later
the snakes mate came back and bit Huck. Jim was not at the site and didn’t know
about it.


Category: English

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