Essay about The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Can a man you have only known for a few weeks of your life be a better father to you than your real dad? In Mark Twain 's’ novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn it seems so. Huck runs away from his home at Widow Douglas’ and his drunken, abusive father in order to travel down the Mississippi river on a raft with a slave named Jim who ran away from Widow Douglas’ house. During the trip, Jim turns out to be the father figure that Huck never had. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim serves as a father figure to Huck because of Hecks lack of a good father, Hucks perception of Jim, and the relationship they Huck and Jim have.

Huck lacks a father figure in his life. Hucks biological father, who he calls Pap, is a drunk and abuses Huck physically and mentally. Pap is the opposite of a positive role model. Pap visits Huck at Widow Douglas’ house with the original intentions of stealing money from him. After Pap hears about Huck’s schooling, he advises him to drop out. Pap feels that Huck thinks he is better than his father since he is being educated: “You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t?”(Twain 28). Later on, Pap takes Huck to a cabin in the woods a little bit outside of the town and they live together, but it’s not enjoyable father-son time like one may expect. Pap locks Huck inside the run-down cabin during the day and chases Huck around when he’s drunk, which is more often than not. He screams and “[says] there was…

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