The Adventures of Huck Finn

The Adventures of Huck Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

This story is about a boy named Huckleberry Finn (also known as Huck Finn). It takes place in Missouriin the

mid-1800 following the Civil War. His mother died and his father is constantly getting drunk. Huck grows up

following his own rules until he moves in with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. Together, the women

attempt to civilize Huck by making him attend school, study religion,and act in a way the women find socially

acceptable. However Hucks free-spirited soul keep him from joing the constraining and lonely life life the two

women have in store for him. The freedom Huck seeks in Tom Sawyer's gang was very playful so he left the gang to

search for real adventure. Huck goes to Jackson Island where he meets a runaway slave named Jim. Jim has a

family, dreams, and talants, such as knowing "all-kinds of things about the future," people's personalities and

weather forecasting. However Huck sees Jim as a gullible slave. Huck plays many jokes on Jim, such as, the one with the

snake. Huck Finn killed a snake and put it near Jim's bed and Huck forgot and when Jim went nto bed the snakes mate was

there and he bit Jim but he was okay.

At the beginning of the book, Huck isn't doing well against society civilizing him, by the Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, and

other people. Next, Huch has to choose weather he should turn Jim in or to be his friend and keep him a secret. When Miss

Watson and the Widow Douglas try to civilize Huck, Huck's father reappears in town, and demands Huck’s money, so he kidnaps

Huck. Huck escapes him by faking his own death and going to Jackson’s Island, where he meets Jim and stays on the river with

him. Huck soon begins to question the rules the people have taught him. In order to protect Jim, he lies and makes up a story to

scare off some men searching for escaped slaves. Although Huck and Jim live a relatively peaceful...

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