The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: Early Influences On Huckleberry Finn



Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel
about a young boy's coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800's. The
main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating
down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before
he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St.
Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him.
Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute
freedom. His drunken and often missing father has never paid much
attention to him; his mother is dead and so, when the novel begins, Huck is
not used to following any rules. The book's opening finds Huck ...

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many rules in his life,
finds the demands the women place upon him constraining and the life with
them lonely. As a result, soon after he first moves in with them, he runs
away. He soon comes back, but, even though he becomes somewhat comfortable
with his new life as the months go by, Huck never really enjoys the life of
manners, religion, and education that the Widow and her sister impose
uponhim.
Huck believes he will find some freedom with Tom Sawyer. Tom
is a boy of Huck's age who promises Huck and other boys of the town a life
of adventure. Huck is eager to join Tom Sawyer's Gang because he feels
that doing so will allow him to escape the somewhat boring life he leads
with the Widow Douglas. Unfortunately, such an escape does not occur. Tom
Sawyer promises much--robbing stages, murdering and ransoming people,
kidnaping beautiful women--but none of this comes to pass. Huck finds out
too late that Tom's adventures are imaginary: that raiding a caravan ...

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