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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Title The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Setting St Petersburg Missouri and the Mississippi River The time frame is the mid-18th century Main Characters Huckleberry Finn- The teenaged narrator of the story Often referred to as Huck He befriends a salve named Jim after faking his own death in order to escape from his father Pap who kidnapped him Huck eventually learns to follow what he thinks is right and ignore what society is telling him to do Jim- A friend of Hucks Jim was a slave of Miss Watson but managed to escape and hence met Huck Jim is older than Huck having a wife and two children Jim serves as a true father figure to Huck and helps him overcome societys prejudices Tom Sawyer- Hucks friend Tom and Huck are not very similar Tom proves to be a selfish and has a flamboyant taste Miss Watson and Widow Douglas- These rich sisters live in St Petersburg Widow Douglas is very patient and kind with Huck while Miss Watson is much stricter Pap- The St Petersburg town drunk He is Hucks father and kidnaps his own son The Duke and Dauphin- Two criminals whose true names are never used during the course of the novel They sell Jim to Salis Phelps for forty dollars Plot- Widow Douglas adopts Huckleberry Finn a teen because Hucks father is a drunk and Widow Douglas believes she can raise him properly This does not sit well with Huck Although she is very kind and remains quite patient with Huck he does not like her rules Huck does not want to be forced to wear nice clothes go to school go to church or wash his face Huck can no longer live with these rules and restrictions and runs away but Huck is convinced into returning home after Tom Sawyer persuades him to do
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