The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1351 Words May 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Villains, they are what makes the hero in a story. In the satire novel, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the theme is man versus society, where Huck is indecisive of following what people think is right or what he thinks is right. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, villains play an important role in Huck’s development.
In the beginning, Pap hardened Huck from feeling love from anyone. Pap doesn’t show
Huck any love, so Huck does not know what love is. “I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much.” (Twain 14). Pap abuses Huck too much that Huck doesn’t has never experienced love to the point that he doesn’t care. Like he doesn’t know love what love is and thinks it’s some gross thing. He stops Huck’s growth in knowing what an important feeling is that he didn’t know of. He pretended to be dead, so Pap wouldn’t bother him again. “Sarah Williams.” (Twain 65). He lied about his name to the lady, so he wouldn’t be found out. If he was found out then Pap would know where he is, and since he ran away from Pap, also lied about his death, he would be punished harshly. He knows that if Pap found out that he was alive, he wouldn’t care for him, but he’ll be angry of him getting past him. Jim treated Huck like a son, but Huck doesn’t even know it, because he doesn’t know what a father would do ,except abuse.” It made me feel so mean I could almost kissed his foot to get him to take it back.” (Twain 65). He still doesn’t know what love is, and he…

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