Huck Finn Book Report

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He is lucky to have made it out alive. Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, is a thirteen-year-old boy from the local town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. He was kidnapped, beaten, and held hostage by his long, lost father Pap Finn. According to investigators, the young boy was abducted into a desolate cabin on the Illinois shore and was locked inside for months. Pap Finn is described to be a 50-year-old man, with ghastly white skin, long greasy hair, and wears ragged clothes. He is quite an unpleasant sight to see. The community describes Pap as an“ignorant, abusive, racist alcoholic.” His relationship with his son is broken as he abuses his son on numerous occasions. Upon, knowing his son’s great inheritance, he miraculously appeared after being presumed…show more content…
They would smoke, drink, and fish all day. This is virtually the first time that the father bonded with his son. Huck admits he enjoyed the fact that he didn’t have to go to school anymore and leave society. They almost felt like a family for once. Though, when Pap left the house, he always locked Huck inside for long periods of time—sometimes even days. Every time Pap went to town, he would make sure Huck had no means to escape. He would always have racists rants about the semi-fair treatment of slaves by the government and complains that Huck is the cause of all his problems. Pap would go back to town and cause massive amounts of ruckus and drank till he passed out. He completely disregarded the fact that his son is all alone in the cabin. He was always drunk and Huck told our investigators that he “He chased me round and round the place with a clasp-knife, calling me the Angel of Death, and saying he would kill me, and then I couldn’t come for him no more.” For self-defense, Huck held a shotgun throughout that dreadful night. The beatings became too frequent and harsher and Huck realized enough was enough and tried to escape the…show more content…
On a fishing trip, Huck was roaming around and noticed a remote canoe free flowing down the river, and he took it and stashed it in a little steam to make sure his father would not notice. Throughout the months he was in the cabin, Huck was slowly sawing out a hole in the floor of the cabin with an old saw he found. When his father was out to sell the timber for whiskey, Huck executed his master plan. While he was gone, Huck gathers up his supplies and leaves the cabin through the hole he sawed in the back of the cabin. Then, he proceeded to create his unfortunate “death” scene. He beat down the door to the cabin and spread pig 's blood everywhere to make the cabin look like a murder scene. He also carefully laid some of his hair on the now bloody ax to make it appear as if he has been killed. Huck finally cut open a sack of flour and made an artificial trail to make it seem like the killer left through a lake that does not connect to the river Then he entered his canoe and rode out on the river in the pitch black night. Where it could of went wrong was that Pap returned early from town sober and could have seen him. Huck had to hide inside of the canoe, to make it seem nobody was in it. Nobody knows what was going through Pap’s mind in that situation, it could have been so dark he didn’t notice or maybe he was actually drunk. Once he is out of danger 's way, Huck finally relaxes, smokes a pipe, looks at the
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