Examples Of Villains In Huckleberry Finn

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The Villains of Huckleberry Finn: Family, Friend and Foe The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is full of villainous characters. There are many different types of villains. A few villains are Pap, Tom Sawyer, and the con men referred to as the “Duke and the Dauphin.” Not all villains are criminal, some may just be morally impure, others may be disguised as one’s friends and are therefore harder to deal with. Villains come in many different shapes and sizes, and some villains are much worse than others, however all villains are at least some degree of evil and must be stopped. Pap is a drunk and Huck’s father, not only does he try to use Huck for personal gain but he abuses Huck by locking him in a cabin almost all the time. Pap does not believe…show more content…
Everything they do is for monetary gain. They attempt many different schemes in many different towns, they are usually unsuccessful but succeed in making a little money before escaping by the slightest of margins every time. They have no moral boundaries in their schemes, as they attempted to steal a large sum of money from the grieving Wilks sisters calling themselves the family’s english brothers who have not been seen for some time. They also abuse Huck and Jim by threatening to turn Jim in, therefore forcing the pair to help them. Their actions make Huck feel terrible because Huck has a strong conscience towards doing what is morally wrong. The con men are villains in every sense of the…show more content…
Huck is faced with many villains throughout the story, sometimes without him even knowing about it. He is, however, very diplomatic towards every villain he comes across, as he has much to lose through confrontation. Huck is never changed by any of the villains he faces during his adventures, he wavers a few times but never changes. He always feels bad for the people that the cons take advantage of and for the people Pap belittles. He does not, however, recognize Tom as a villain and does not treat him as someone who has done something so wrong. He instead is confused and does not see his actions as evil and does not do anything about it. When faced with a villain one must not only recognize that they are evil but also see the whole situation and act as a diplomat as Huck
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