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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 Finns 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 Finns 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 wouldnt have that Youre educated too they say -- can read and write You think youre bettern your father now dont you because he cant Ill take it out of you Twain pg 26 Not only is Hucks father mean
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