Adventures Of Huck Finn
Huckleberry Finn has the great advantage of being written in autobiographical
form. Every scene in the book is given, not described, and the result is a vivid
picture of Western life in the past. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led
a life of absolute freedom. His alcoholic father was often missing and never
paid much attention to him. Since Huckís mother is dead he is not used to
following any rules. In the beginning, Huck is living with the Widow Douglas and
her sister, Miss Watson. Both women are fairly old and have no patience to raise
a rebellious boy like Huck Finn. They try to make an attempt to make Huck into
what they believe will be a better boy. Huck never really enjoys the life of
manners, religion, and education that the Widow and her sister impose upon him.

Huck decides to try and find freedom with his friend Tom Sawyer. A boy of

Huckís age, Tom, promises Huck and other boys of the town a life of adventure.

Huck really wants to join Tomís Gang because he feels that if he does join he
will escape the boring life he leads with the Widow Douglas. Tom Sawyer promises
many things, but unfortunately, such thing did not occur. Tomís adventures
turned out imaginary. Huck is disappointed that the adventures Tom promises are
not real, so along with the other members, he resigned from the gang. Another
person who tries to get Huckleberry Finn to change is Huckís father. His
father is very antisocial and wishes to do all of the civilizing effects that

Widow and Miss Watson have attempted to change in Huck. Pap is a mess: his hair
is uncut and hangs like vines in front of his face, he is unshaven, and his skin
is very pale. Papís looks reflects Huckís feelings as he demands that Huck
quits school, stops reading, and avoids church. Huck managed to stay away from
his father for a while, but Pap kidnaps him three or four months after Huck
starts to live with the Widow and takes him to a lonely cabin deep in the

Missouri woods. Once again, Huck enjoys the freedom that he had in the beginning
of the book. Huck soon realizes that he will have to escape from the cabin if he
wishes to remain alive. As a result, Huck makes it appear as if he was killed in
the cabin while Pap was away. He leaves to go to a remote island in the

Mississippi River, Jacksonís Island. After, he leaves his fatherís cabin

Huck meets Miss Watsonís slave, Jim. Huck found Jim on Jacksonís Island
because the slave ran away because he overheard a conversation that he will soon
be sold to New Orleans. Huck begins to realize that Jim has more talents and

Intelligence than Huck. They begin to get to know eachother as they float on a
raft down the Mississippi River. Huck begins to enjoy being with Jim and starts
to care for him. In conclusion of chapter 11, Huck and Jim are forced to leave

Jacksonís Island because Huck discovers they are looking for a runaway slave.

They have a friendship that is unseperable as hey keep drifting down the river
as the novel continues. At the end of their journey, neither having anything
left to run from as Huckís father was dead and Jim was a free man. IT would
seem, then that Huck and Jim had run at thousand miles down the river and ended
up where they had started from. Mark Twain is saying a lot of things in the
story. First, the book stands by firmly saying slavery is bad mostly because it
is hypocritical. It is well supported considering Huck is able to interact with

Jim as a human being, while the southern slave society treats Jim as an object.

Furthermore, the southerner representations are pale in comparison to Huckís
wits and intelligence. For example, when the slave catchers who are tricked into
thinking Jim is Huckís small pox riddled father, and the whole feud thing does
not show much in the line of smarts for southern slave owners. On a superficial
level Huckleberry Finn might appear to be racist. The first time you read the
description of Jim it is a very negative description. Although Huck is not a
racist child, he has been raised by extremely racist individuals who have
ingrained some feelings of bigotry into his mind. In chapter six, Hucks father
fervently objects to the governments granting of suffrage to an