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Important Facts Characters Huckleberry Finn Hes the narrator of the novel Hes rebellious opposing the ways of Widow Douglas and preferring not to be neat and tidy all the time and not following customs of the society He seems to be more materialistic than religious but he has a sense of adventure and is rather daring as shown by him joining Tom Sawyers gang or journeying down the river Tom Sawyer Hes Hucks friend but is very dominating over his friends and especially influential over Huck who believes many things he says such as rubbing a lamp to get a genie Tom is very imaginative and comes up with crazy plans of looting and killing people but everything according to him should be done by the book such as pirate books He too is adventurous like Huck Pap He is Hucks cruel disgusting and drunk dad who is illiterate and has no respect in society He represents the worst of white society and doesnt want Huck to be anything more than him ie literate well-dressed etc Setting The story is set in mid 1700s in America First few chapters are in St Petersburg Missouri where Huck lives with Widow Douglas Other parts take place in Paps cabin and Jackson Island The rest is set on the Mississippi River The atmosphere for the most part is adventurous with Jim and Huck escaping the city and living life independently There is a fear factor at many times however because they are afraid of getting caught or attacked by robbers or getting lost on the river Overall the atmosphere is tense with few parts being funny Conflicts Huck vs Pap Pap is drunk beats up Huck whenever he can takes money from him and doesnt want him to be educated Huck doesnt like him much even though hes his dad He opposes his dads oppression still goes to school and finally decides to escape and be
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