Pride In Huckleberry Finn's Life

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Huck Finn hates living in the home of the Widow Douglas because she is always “pecking” at him and attempting to “sivilize” him, she, imposes rules and regulations (“Don’t put your feet up there, Huckleberry,” “Don’t scrunch up like that,” “Set up straight”) . With new clothes to wear, and extreme ways to govern his daily life including and bells to order him, Huck finds domestic life with the Widow and her sister Miss Watson with restricting rules Huck, “felt so lonesome I most wished I was dead.” Then when Huck stayed with his drunken father Pap he also is provided with no real home. Huck is in an isolated cabin in the woods and Pap locks Huck inside and poses a threat with his rifle. Huck also hates Tom Sawyer’s gang of robbers that pretends …show more content…

He always fights at the loathsomeness of evil he encounters and never brings himself to it. When Huck witnesses the Duke and King pretend they are uncles from England who have come to mourn their brother’s death and act as collectors of the will, Huck responds like, “It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race” and then does the “right” thing by hiding the money from the two cons. When Huck sees the feud of the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons as they shoot at each other after church services, Huck is shocked to see Buck, a boy his age, a friend, and the victim of the gunfire, “It made me so sick I almost fell out of the tree. I ain’t agoing to tell all that happened, it would make me sick again if I was to do that.” When Huck wittnesses the conss posing as uncles grieving over their “brother,” Huck’s reaction to gushing sentimentality is “I never seen anything so disgusting” as he observes “all that soul butter and hogwash” and “humbuggy talky talk” filled with “tears and flapdoodle.” Huck’s boyish innocenceis still pure and Huck still compromises the meanings of good and evil, and he resists all the customs and laws of the day that blur the distinction between human and inhuman, natural and unnatural, and moral and immoral. As wise as a serpent but as gentle as a dove, Huck is never fooled by all the sham and pretense that surrounds him always being the moral pure hearted soul that he really

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