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Huckleberry Finn Plot Summary
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is about a young boy, Huck, in search of freedom and adventure. The shores of the Mississippi River provide the backdrop for the entire book.
Huck is kidnapped by Pap, his drunken father. Pap kidnaps Huck because he wants Huck's $6000. Huck was awarded $6000 from the treasure he and Tom Sawyer found in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Huck finally escapes from the deserted house in the woods and finds a canoe to shove off down the river. Instead of going back to the widow's house, he decides to run away. He is sick of all of the confinement and civilization that the window enforces upon him. He comes across Jim, Miss Watson's slave, and together, they spend nights and days journeying down the river, both in search of freedom.
While traveling on a raft down the river, Huck and Jim have many adventures and during many long talks, become best of friends. They find a house with a dead man. They end up stealing many things from the house. They find a wrecked ship, and go on it, only to be mixed up with murderers. They get away with money and some other goods. They get separated from each other in the heavy fog, but eventually find each other. A steamboat crashes into their raft and Jim and Huck are separated again. Huck has a run-in with the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons, two families at war with each other. He is reunited with Jim shortly after this. Then, they meet the King and the Duke, and get into a good deal of trouble performing plays. The King and the Duke pretend to be Peter Wilks' long lost brothers from England and try to steal all of the money left behind in his will. They escape before they are caught. Huck finally gets rid of them, but is left to search for Jim, who gets sold by the King. He ends up at Tom Sawyer's Aunt Sally's house, where Tom and Huck rescue Jim.
Through all of the adventures down the river, Huck learns a variety of life lessons and improves as a person. He develops a conscience and truly feels for humanity. The complexity of his character is enhanced by his ability to relate so easily with nature and the river.
Huckleberry Finn book report Essay
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
Huck’s Internal Battle
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Samuel L. Clemens, who is also
known by his pen name Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was Twain’s first book
relating to adventure stories for boys. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn stars Tom Sawyers
comrade, Huck. Huck is rough around the edges but a real good kid and…show more content…
But of course it had to be blacks because no white person could do such a
low thing. The man mentioned skinning them as if it were no big deals and it was normal. With
Huck growing up under such conditions it is a wonder he even so much as talked to Jim the way
he does. Huck is a victim to this period in time where racism and white supremacy are as
strongly believed in as God himself.
Huck not only has to grow up in a world that believes in white supremacy but a
household that cares for him no more than any other black slave. His household consisted of him
and his Pap, a racist man with no heart for anything but drinking and getting drunk. I used to be
scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much”(27). Huck’s Father appeared to be a man of
little substance by the way Huck had described him, “...most fifty, and he looked it, hair was long
and tangled and greasy, and hung down... long, mixed-up whiskers. There warn’t no color in his
face, it was white; white to make a body sick.... make the flesh crawl...tree toad white...his
clothes - just rags”(27). The feeling of the whole description is not one someone would think a
fathers own son would give him but this is how Huck viewed his. I think that there was so much
dislike and hatred towards his father that Huck’s strong feelings may have caused him to stretch
or exaggerate the truth. His father not