The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is set roughly in the time period of 1835-1845. The setting is in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River. The main characters of this novel are Huck Finn, Jim, and Tom Sawyer. Huck Finn is a very poor thirteen-year-old boy; his father is a drunk who often beats him. He is skeptical of the world he is living in, and he often questions what society has taught him. Overall, he represents what any person is capable of becoming. Jim is an escaped slave. He is remarkably intelligent, while being a very superstitious man. He shows compassion throughout the book, and he often cares for Huck like a father. He is also a loyal friend. Tom Sawyer is a middle-class thirteen-year-old boy who has an eye for adventure. He shapes his life from his readings of romance and adventure books. He is a representation of what young white boys are raised to become in this time period.
The opening of the novel is a recount of insights to familiarize the reader with the preceding novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Widow Douglas had adopted Huck, and since then he had become unhappy in his situation of being in a “sivilized” life. He wanted to leave; however, he decides to stay at the request of his friend, Tom Sawyer. Not long after, Huck’s father Pap comes back in town. Pap is a belligerent drunk, who is very abusive toward Huck. Pap demands that Huck give him all of his money. A new judge
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