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Critical Analysis The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnSetting Late 1800s along the Mississippi RiverPlot When the book begins the main character Huck Finn possesses a large sum of money This causes his delinquent lifestyle to change drastically Huck gets an education and a home to live in with a caring elderly woman the widow One would think that Huck would be satisfied Well he wasnt He wanted his own lifestyle back Hucks drunkard father pap who had previously left him was also not pleased with Hucks lifestyle He didnt feel that his son should have it better than he Pap tries to get a hold of the money for his own uses but he fails He proceeds to lock Huck up in his cabin on the outskirts of town Huck then stages his kidnapping and subsequent killing and takes a canoe across to Jacksons Island in the Mississippi River There he comes across a runaway slave Jim and the two decide to leave the area Huck leaves to avoid his father and Jim leaves to escape a false charge of murder The rest of the story follows all of their exciting and action packed adventures down the Mississippi River Slavery is a big theme in this story Mark Twain was obviously against slavery because it is hypocritical Throughout the book we see Huck interacting with Jim as human to human while everyone else treats him like a piece of property He was especially against the Christians who promoted slavery since it is obviously wrong and against Christian idealsTwain also shows the hypocrisy in another theme religion In one scene the Shepardsons and the Gangerfords are listening to a sermon about brotherly love and in the next scene they are shooting and killing each other This is exactly the kind of behavior that twain didnt likeHowever the main theme in this book is breaking free He urges his readers to do the right thing not necessarily what
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