Huck Finn Book Report

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In the beginning of the novel, Huck is talking about his story and about what he experienced before. After Huck and Tom discovered twelve thousand dollars, Judge Thatcher invested the money for them. Huck was then adopted by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, but he hated his new life and decided to run away. Tom looks everywhere for him and convinces him to come back home by promising to start a band of robbers. All the young boys join Tom 's band but eventually failed because all the boys got bored and left. After that, Huck discovers footprints in the snow and realizes it was his abusive father. His father, who he hasn’t seen in a really long time, came back to claim the money that Huck found and threatens him to give him the money and that …show more content…
A few days later Huck encounters a campfire and tries looking for the person living there, only to find out it was Miss Watson 's slave, Jim, is living on the island. They tell each other about their escape stories and are happy to be together. While Huck and Jim live on the island, the river rises so much that at one point a house floated past them; they go inside to see what they can find and discovered a dead body. Only Jim knew that it was Huck’s father but he decided to keep it to himself. Afterwards, Huck comes back to town as a girl so he could get information. While speaking to a woman, he discovers that Jim and his father are suspects for his murder and that they suspect Jim is hiding on Jackson’s Island. Huck immediately runs back to Jim so they can leave the island and avoid getting discovered. They used a large raft to float downstream and then in the middle of a thunderstorm, they see a steamboat that crashed, and go on board; they discover three thieves, where two are debating whether to kill the third. Huck overhears them and tries to escape with Jim, only to find their raft gone. They then get their raft back, and while floating downstream, the two become close friends and their goal becomes to reach Cairo, where they can take a steamship up the Ohio River and into the free states. But, during a dense fog, Huck and Jim accidentally get separated and when they find each other, they …show more content…
Huck decides to rescue Jim and finds out he’s being kept by Tom Sawyer 's Aunt Sally. Huck pretends to be Tom and when he arrives, he pretends to be his younger brother, Sid Sawyer. They then successfully come up with a plan to help save Jim from his prison and later that night they get him and run away. While running away, Tom gets shot in the leg and Huck goes back to get a doctor. The doctor returns with Tom on a stretcher and Jim in chains where Jim is treated badly. When Tom awakens, he demands they let Jim go free. Later on it’s discovered that Jim is free and Huck and Tom give him forty dollars. After the revelation of Jim being free all along, Jim tells Huck to stop worrying about his father and confesses that the dead man in the floating house was his father. Aunt Sally offers to adopt Huck, but he refuses because he doesn’t like living that way. Huck then concludes the novel stating he would never have taken the task of writing his story in a book if he knew it would take so

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