The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essays

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain follows a young, rambunctious boy named Huckleberry Finn living in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Huck is the son of the town drunk and because of that he has never went to school a day in his life. He has also lived most of his life without a mother and without a home. However, after the events of Mark Twain’s previous novel, Huck has been adopted by the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson who take him in and attempt to “sivilize” him. The widow’s sister is very strict but her teachings often go over Huck’s head. However, she does successfully teach Huck how to read. The Widow and her sister are very well off and own a number of slaves who work around the property. Huck frequently sneaks out with his friend Tom Sawyer to plan mischievous acts. One night, after being with Tom Sawyer, Huck returns home to find his father, Pap, in his room who makes Huck give him money to get drunk and after some time, Pap kidnaps Huck and brings him to live with him in a cabin. Pap often beats Huck and even tried to kill him once when he was exceedingly drunk prompting Huck to fake his murder and escape to Jackson’s Island. He finds Jim an escaped slave of Miss Watson, who ran away because he overheard Miss Watson talking about selling him away from his family. Huck promises not to tell anyone about this and the two of them bond over superstitious stories about witches. One day there is a…

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