The next day huck finds a drifting canoe on the rising river. When Pap leaves for the night to go drinking, Huck escapes through a hole he sawed in the cabin wall. He takes all the cabin's supplies and puts them in the canoe; he then shoots a wild hog and uses its blood to make it look as if he were murdered. By staging his own murder, Huck thinks he can escape without the threat of being followed. At dark, he leaves in the canoe and eventually lands downstream at Jackson's Island and this marks the fact that huck successfully made his escape from pap on his own.
He then ends up in the Grangerfords household, they ask him abounch of questions seeing if he is a Shepherdson. The grangerfords realize that he is not a Sheperson and welcome him into their home. Huck befriends the Grangerfords son named Buck, he tells Huck that they have had a fued with the Shephersons for a long time. One day a battle broke out between the two families because a grangerford daughter and Shperhson son ran away together. Mr Grangerford and his two brothers were gunned down, and buck and his brother were being shot at. Huck watches buck and a boy be ambushed by shepherdsons on top of a tree. Huck is emotionally hurt by bucks death, They were becoming really good friends and he had to watch him be killed. Additionally, this event is significant because Huck sees how the Grangerfords treated him so well and they didn’t deserve the death that came to them. When Huck see Bucks body in the river he has to cover it up because it is the least he could do for him after all buck did for him. At this oint I believe Huck thinks their journey cant get much worse than it already is, he has witnessed death and disappointment too
One night his father breaks into his room at the Widow’s house and insults Huck repeatedly. He bullies Huck for looking nice and learning how to read. Huck’s father Pap uses Huck’s supposed wealth as an excuse to take his son back. Pap takes advantage of his son Huck by taking him back into his care to receive the money belonging to Huck. All Pap seems to care about is the money he could receive. When Pap takes Huck to his cabin Huck is physically abused. At one point Pap chases Huck around threatening to kill him. Huck lives in constant fear of his father and his father's drinking because of the violent way he’s treated by his only family
The primary relationships of Huck with the Widow Douglas and Miss Watson as well as Huck with Pap and Huck with Jim are established. Throughout the novel, Huck takes on different identities to further his attempts at freedom. In this section three of these identities are seen. One is Huck, the dead boy when he “kills” himself in order to cover his escape from Pap at his cabin and the other is Sarah Mary Williams whom he disguised himself as when he attempted to get information and later George Peters emerges when Sarah is discovered to be a boy.
The first eleven chapters of Adventures establish Huck's character prior to his journey on the river with Jim. Dealing with external difficulty is easy for Huck, as he consistently adapts to his environments; however, his actions contradict his desires, revealing that Huck is conflicted.
Huck has had enough with their failed relationship, deciding he can handle such an atrocity, he decides he will run away from his monster of an alcoholic father. Pap will never be able to have a relationship with his father, because he was probably drunk, got into an argument and was shot and killed. Alcoholic parents’ actions often hinder the child’s ability to tell what is right from wrong.
This is a disturbing account of what Huck went through. Pap brought Huck out into the middle of the woods so no one can find them. He got drunk and basically went nuts. He also tries to attack Huck before he passes out again.
In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, violence has a major impact throughout the entire story. Without the violence, the story would never have the impact that is has today on its readers. The violence in this book tells us a completely different story and allows us to understand why certain events took place. Violence led to Huck running away, him losing his money, and also his father’s death. One of the most substantial roles of violence in the book is the relationship between Huck and his father Pap.
During his journey with Jim, Huck begins to understand his own beliefs better. He comes across many people who test those beliefs and he grows internally because of it. When Huck and Jim discover The Walter Scott, a wrecked steam boat, Huck decides to go on and have an adventure. He discovers two robbers threatening to kill a third. As he?s leaving, Huck feels genuinely sorry for these robbers who are stranded on the wreck. The fact that he is able to feel badly for these terrible people shows that he is maturing. After he comes on land, Huck meets the Sheperdsons who show him the nature of human violence through their feud with the Grangerford family. Huck matures through witnessing the feud and also begins to comprehend the hypocrisy of religion:
Huck's father is absent until he finds out that Huck has found some money. Pap is an outcast full of hate for blacks and pretty much for all of society. Huck, as a product of his society, speaks the language of his society. By choosing as his point-of-view a young boy from the slave south, Twain is able to present and challenge the values and assumptions of this time. Among the assumptions and values of the time that the reader encounters in the book are the strict definitions pertaining to Huck's world and the people who inhabit it:
When Pap wakes with a gun pointed at his head, he confronts Huck about how the gun appeared there (40). Away from the safety of society, Huck must fabricate a lie to save his life, even though he must lie to his father. Life or death situations necessitate Huck’s lying. Before escaping from the cabin, Huck fakes his own death with pig blood, axe markings, and other signs (42-44). Huck commits an epic lie when he fakes his own death successfully; he lies to the entire town as well as to his father.
While the dogs were barking at Huck, someone looked out the window of the house. He questioned Huck and asked who he was. He told Huck that it would be alright and he was coming down. The man came down and told Huck to come slowly inside or else he would be shot. Huck then went in the house, and he saw old men and women sitting there. They searched Huck, but ultimately decided to trust him. Huck meets a boy his age, named Buck. Buck takes Huck to his room and gives him new dry clothes. He keeps asking Huck questions and not waiting for the answers. Buck also tells Huck that he should stay there forever.
In the beginning of the book huck acts very childish kid who is uncivilized and has no morals. Huck had a very abusive father that was always drunk when huck was younger. Because of this a widow by the name of miss Watson gains cutody of huck. Miss Watson unlike huck is a very sivilized women with high morals. Huck then is kidnapped by his pap because huck had found a lot of gold. Huck then is able to escape and runs into one of miss watsons slaves witch is run away. His name is jim and he helps huck become a mature person through there experiences together.