Good Vs. Evil : The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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In Mark Twain’s fictional novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn he portrays the theme of good vs. evil. He does this by using characters that bring out both sides of the main character, Huck. Throughout the entire novel Twain presents many characters that have many qualities of being evil and/or villainous. Huckleberry Finn is a young man that lives in Missouri who has a father that is an abusive alcoholic father named Pap that makes his life a living hell when he is around. However, one critic believes otherwise. “A very refined and delicate piece of narration by Huck Finn, describing his venerable and dilapidated ‘pap’ as afflicted with delirium tremens, rolling over and over, ‘kicking things every which way,’ and ‘saying there are devils ahold of him,’(Life). This critic believes Pap is the way he is because of the neglect of his family and how he should be respected for his old age. Throughout his entire early life, Huck has been living with the constant torment of his father. “Don’t give me none o’ your lip,” (Twain 20). This quote tells the reader Pap has a short fuse and will get mad over little things such as talking back. It also gives the reader insight on how Huck has been living his life around Pap, quiet and trying to not get in trouble. Huck has lived with this torment and abuse all of his life, which makes the reader sympathize with him more. Pap is also jealous of Huck’s life and how well it is going. “I 'll take you down a peg before I get done with…

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