Now living with the Widow Douglas, Huck Finn is separated from his drunken father who is only involved for his son’s money. As Huck escapes from his old known way of living, he fakes his own death and runs off to an island a few miles down a river nearby. Here, Huck finds a slave, Jim, owned by the Widow. As the stick together, they go on an adventure up the Mississippi River with both freedom and an ideal place to call home. On their journey, they come across many characters, such as the Duke and Dauphin and learned a great deal of things, the most important being the true meaning of friendship and loyalty. Eventually, Huck also comes across a known friend, Tom Sawyer. Tom’s Aunt and Uncle confuse Jim as an escaped slave; however that is not the case. The widow left him as a free man when she had passed away. Eventually Jim is let go by Tom convincing his aunt he is a freed slave. Jim also informs Huck that his father has been dead for some time and Huck may return back home. Huck confesses he is glad to be done with the story and despite Tom’s family’s hopes to adopt and care for Huck, he intends to travel west into Indian Territory.
The character who interests me the most is Huck Finn. For as young as he is, he has the will to change who he is, to become a better person while still thriving to continue his free-will personality. While living with the Widow at the beginning, Huck wanted to strive to become more educated and knowledgeable. This point in his life also makes him miss the way things were with his freedom and unconcerned guardians. As his father gets more and more into the picture, Huck barely has the chance be alone now. Huck cannot stand his father’s typical urge to beat him while his father is under the influence, and figures he needs to be on his own in order to function in an appropriate manner. Throughout the novel, Huck has no problem at all fending and caring for himself. He is not a very needy child who understands the necessities and has no fear as he comes face-to-face with his father, strangers, murderers, and most importantly nature. He knows each and every way to survive on his own. Although his choices and actions are somewhat concerning and frightening, his keen sense of survival is a great reassurance. His adventures, lies, and ways to survive interest me and also keep the book very entertaining.
Why Huck is Realistic and Tom is Imaginative In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the connection between Huck and Tom is contrasted several times throughout the novel such as in the beginning of the novel Twain introduced them as friends who were always around each other. Then by the middle of the book Twain shows how Huck lives and thinks for himself out on the frontier and how he ...
The character who concerns me the most is Huck’s father. I feel he does not want what is best for his son and he is only in anything for himself. He portrays himself as a very greedy and selfish person, who is only sticking around his son for his fortunes. Huck’s father failed to give his son the proper guidance and help he needed to give Huck a good environment to grow up in due to his compulsive alcohol abuse. His place in this novel is a symbol of the bottom of white society. His actions are also the reason why Jim, a freed slave, could be considered a father figure to Huck. All in all, Huck’s father concerns me the most because of the measures he took towards Huck all throughout the beginning of the novel.
The character who pleases me is Jim. While reading the beginning, he is portrayed as a character with not much purpose, however as the novel goes on he becomes a key character. As a character of this novel, he had many significant roles, such as a hero, a figure to look up to, and most importantly friendship. Jim was the one person that was usually by Huck’s side no matter what was going on and knew he would receive the same from Huck. Along with Huck, Jim just had a natural ability for working and having tolerance for anyone he came across. Everyone seemed to have faith in Jim and have confidence that he would work though to help anyone. Jim’s knowledge of survival was vital to their journey as well. Huck and Jim were together a great team not only for their survival instincts, but for their connection and faith with each other.
Huck s True Father In Mark Twain s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn young Huck seems to have two fathers. Pap, his biological father, and Jim, the runaway slave who befriends Huck and acts the way a real father should. Pap (Hulk s biological father) is an alcoholic who treats Huck very poorly. He beats Huck whenever he is hitting the bottle and only returned to Huck s life when he found ...
The character who angers me the most is Tom Sawyer. Numerous times in this novel Tom comes to think that he knows everything and depicts himself as a know-it-all. Along with his big ego, his sense of truthfulness is not very reliable. In certain times of the book he belittles others and makes remarks concerning their educational status for not knowing things he claims he knew from prior readings and knowledge, when in fact he made them up to make himself look as if he were superior. Although Tom’s negligence and carelessness to other people’s self-worth, he does give an immense sacrifice to help Huck and Jim which does shows a little sympathy towards others.