Father Figure to Huck Finn

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Indah Abudiman
Mr. Melton
American Literature
16 April 2013
A Father Figure for Huck
A father is the person who always be there when the child need the most. He takes care of us, protects, cares, and teaches us about many things in this life. In the Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain tells the reader about the white boy’s life without the actual figure father in his life. Huck grew without loves from his parents. His mom died when he was really young and he has the father who cannot be the good example for him. He is a bad father. Another figure parents that came in the first and second chapters are Miss Watson. He stayed in her house and she took care of him, managed his money and school. While at that time, he learnt how to write and read. Even everything seems better than before but Huck felt that they civilized him with all of the stuffs that he doesn’t actually want to. He doesn’t like have to dress up nice everyday and do his homeworks. Huck need the parents, figure father, somebody who can he talks to with and supports him and he ends up run away from everything and starts his own adventure.

Jim Pap is Huck’s biological father. He is the bad man who gets drunk, a stealer, beaten Huck and scared his own son. He never really be there for Huck except for destroying Huck’s life and asks the money. It proves when Huck met the father in the town. Huck thought that he has already died but he hasn’t. Pap said “Don’t you give me none o? your lip, you’ve put considerable many frills since i been away. I’ll take you down a peg before I get done with you. You’re educated, too, they say; can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now don’t you, because he can’t? I’ll take it out of you”. Pap doesn’t like to see Huck be a better man than him. He doesn’t like to seem so stupid than his son because if Huck was smart, he cannot take a benefit or using him for saving his life like take a money. Mark Twain is an unpredictable writer. When Huck was living...
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