Tennessee’s Partner is “short and stout, with a square face, sunburned into a preternatural redness” and wore a jumper with dirty trousers, which was thought ridiculous by the court room (Harte 479). He is also somewhat oblivious to others actions and even law. He enrages the court by emptying his carpet-bag of “seventeen hundred dollars in coarse gold and a watch” attempting to “call it square” with the Judge (480). After things settle down and was denied by the Judge, he “was perplexed with the belief that he had not offered enough” to sway the Judge into freeing Tennessee (480).
In Mark Twain’s “ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN”, Huck says that Widow Douglas would “sivilize” him by putting him into clean clothes, having Bible studies, spelling lessons, and teaching him manners (Twain 249). Huck feels confined by the social expectations of civilization and wants to return to his simple, carefree life. He describes his life with the Widow as “regular and decent” (249). She dresses him in starchy clothes while sending him to school to learn. When Huck did not like to be “sivilize” anymore, he would simply return back to his old ways; " ... when I couldn't stand it no longer, I lit out. I got into my old rags ... and was free and satisfied" (249). When he is unable to take the restrictions of life any longer, he simply releases himself and goes back to doing what he wants. When Miss Watson, the Widow's sister, tells Huck about the “bad place,” “[he] wished [he] was there” (249). He goes on to think that since Miss Watson was going to live as so she could go to the good place, he saw no advantage of trying to go there, therefore escaping her and her civilized ways.