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Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn's father "Pap" is portrayed as a drunken old man that has never been there for his son and one who uses Huck for his money.He's about fifty years old and is described as having long greasy hair, a pale face, and rags for clothes.Having said this, Huck, in some ways, still looks up to his father.
Thefirst evidence of Huck having positive feelings toward his father is seen when Huck, Tom, and their friends meet to discuss "Tom Sawyer's Gang".The gang decides to kill the family of any member who told their secrets.Huck, not having either parent around, offers for them to kill Miss Watson if he ever tells.What is significant about this is that Huck very well knows that although he hasn't been seen for nearly a year his father is still around.This shows some indication that Huck cares enough about his father to protect him.Huck also shows that he cares for his father by often times recalling various phrases his father used during their times together.Not only does this show the positive connection Huck has made with his father, but it shows the way Huck abides by those general rules set by his father and incorporates them in his own belief system.For example, Huck decides to steal some vegetables that he really needs because his father always says, "take a chicken when you get a chance, because if you don't want him for yourself you can easy find somebody that does, and a good deed ain't forgot."The lessons Huck learned from his father may not be of the moral type but they were nonetheless lessons.Although his father is a little "too handy with the hickory" he undoubtedly plays a key role in influencing Huck's decisions although not like his newly found friend Jim.
From the beginning it is clear that Huck does not think too much of Jim as he and Tom play a rather vicious trick to make Jim believe that there are witches a…


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