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The Reality Of Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn is a book that contains elements of romantic and realistic fiction; even though it contains both these elements, it is a book on realistic fiction, and that is how it was written to be.Mark Twain used historical facts and data to make this story realistic, it used situations that would normally happen in the time the novel takes place in.Huckleberry Finn’s father is a vagrant and a despicable person; his actions are written to how a man of that characteristic would act.Two more characters in this novel also act accordingly; the Duke and the Dauphin.A couple of crooks and frauds who are ill at heart and produce no good at all.A kind man Jim, a black slave at the beginning of this novel, goes through much and many people go through much for him.Of these characters I have just mentioned, Jim is the only considerate one, and the Duke and the Dauphin and Huckleberry Finn’s father are evil.
Huckleberry Finn has no strong feelings for his father except that of resentment.His father abandoned him when he was a child and come backs to town once in a while.His father would beat Huck many times usually because he was drunk.This is not unusual for someone drunk to do if that person is a beater.”I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much.” (Twain, p. 25)Besides him beating Huck, his father has put fear into Huck, which is sad, but is realistic.Besides beating Huck, he also scolded him for trying to get an education; he though Huck was trying to become smarter than his father, and he wouldn’t have that.”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.” (Twain, pg. 26)Not only is Huck’s father mean and petty, he is also greedy. “‘I’ve been in town two days, and I hain’t heard nothing but about you bein’ rich. I heard about it away down the river, too. That’s why I come. You git me t…


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