The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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An outcast is someone who is rejected by society or a social group, somebody who isn 't what most would call "normal." In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a few people considered outcasts were Huck, Pap, and Jim. Society did not agree with how these three characters acted and presented themselves, which was fine by them because they didn 't exactly agree with society anyways.

To begin, one of the main outcasts in this book was Huck himself. His mother passed away and his Pap was an alcoholic, "Yes, he 's got a father, but you can 't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard"(pg 7). Miss Douglas, a widowed woman, took Huck in as her son and he lived with her, "The Widow Douglas she took me for her son"(pg 2). He was the only one in his group of friends that didn 't really have a well structured family life, "Here 's Huck Finn, he hain 't got no family; what you going to do 'bout him?"(pg 7). Widow Douglas tried to teach him to be a civilized human being and make him dress nice, but he preferred his ragged up clothes over something dressy any day. "She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn 't do nothing but sweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up"(pg 1). Miss Watson teached him things about The Bible, or tried to anyways, but he had no interest in it, he didn 't care to go to Heaven, "She was going to live so as to go to the good place. Well, I couldn 't see no advantage of going where…
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