Pap Finn Huck's abusive, drunken father who plots to steal his son's reward money. The King River con man who claims to be the disappeared heir to the French throne and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft. Widow Douglas Town widow who tries to civilize Huck through kindness and religion. Miss Watson Widow Douglas's sister who tries to civilize Huck through manners and religion.
He makes an adventurous voyage with the slave Jim, drifting down the Mississippi on a raft. When he contrasts himself with his flamboyant and wildly imaginative friend Tom Sawyer, Huck feels somewhat inadequate, but deep inside he has a triumphant reliance on the power of common sense.
Yet Huck is not some irresponsible wanderer through adolescence; he has a conscience. He knows it is illegal to be harboring a runaway slave, but his friendship with Jim makes him defy the law.
His appreciation of the ridiculous allows him to go along with the lies and swindles of the King and the Duke until they seem ready to bring real harm to the Wilks sisters, and he himself will fib and steal to get food and comfort; but his code of boyhood rebels at oppression, injustice, hypocrisy.
Mark Twain has created in Huckleberry Finn a magnificent American example of the romanticism that rolled like a great wave across the Atlantic in the nineteenth century.
Jim Jim, the black slave of Miss Watson. He protects Huck physically and emotionally, feeling that the boy is the one white person he can trust, never suspecting that Huck is struggling with his conscience about whether to turn Jim in.
Jim is a sensitive, sincere man who seems to play his half-comic, half-tragic role in life because he is supposed to play it that way.
He then proceeds to go on a classic drunk, followed by a monumental case of delirium tremens: The boy finally makes his escape from Pap by killing a pig and leaving bloody evidence of a most convincing murder.Huckleberry “Huck” Finn From the beginning of the novel, Twain makes it clear that Huck is a boy who comes from the lowest levels of white society.
His father is . Baltich, BYU, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Concept Analysis Literary Text: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Dodd, Mead, & Company) Summary ♦ continuing in the vein of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn has run into a large sum of money which he holds in a bank trust.
In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through an analysis of plot, characters, and theme. Along with Huck, Jim is the other major character in the novel and one of the most controversial figures in American literature.
There are several possibilities in terms of the inspiration for Jim. Twain's autobiography speaks of Uncle Daniel, who was a slave at his Uncle John Quarles farm.
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