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The Role Of Huck's Father In Huckleberry Finn

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There are many important characters in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Each character serves their own purpose and play a major role in the book. The most important of all is Huck himself, Jim, and Pap, Huck’s father.is the main character in the story, the protagonist, Jim is the runaway slave. Huck and Jim experience many things together and build a relationship some might have never expected them to have. Throughout the book the reader will realize the hardships these two face and how they overcome them. The reader will also realize why the characters do the things that they do, the audience will learn how they think, and the reader will realize that some of the things they did were for the best.

Jim plays a very
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He protects Huck on the island, he makes Huck realize that lying to anyone isn’t a good thing to do, and he makes Huck realize that racism is a horrible thing. In the text it states, ““dat truck dah is trash; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren’s en makes ‘em ashamed.” A quote from Jim. This is when Jim made Huck realize that he had made a mistake and the just because Jim was a slave that he also had feelings. Jim was one of the most important characters in the novel due to the father role he played in Huck’s…show more content…
He was a thirteen year old boy who had to raise himself at some points since his father was not willing to do so. Huck is not educated due to the fact his father will not allow him to attend school. In the story the audience can also tell Huck doesn’t have much home training. In the book it states, “Pap always said it warn't no harm to borrow things if the reader was meaning to pay them back some time; but the widow said it warn't anything but a soft name for stealing, and no decent body would do it. Jim said he reckoned the widow was partly right and pap was partly right; so the best way would be for us to pick out two or three things from the list and say we wouldn't borrow them any more—then he reckoned it wouldn't be no harm to borrow the others.” This shows that Pap never taught Huck right from wrong so Huck thinks it’s okay to do these things. Also in the beginning of the book Huck fakes his death to escape the abusive relationship he had with his father. He killed a wild pig and dragged it through the house so it would look like it was his blood then he boarded the boat and ventured
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