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Sometimes in life people and events do not always meet expectationsThis fact rings true also in the world of literature In Mark Twainsnovel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn this idea faces HuckleberryFinn often referred to as Huck in that he lacks an actual fatherbut finds an influential figure in Jim an adult close to Huck As mentioned Hucks biological father plays little role in Huckslife Readers can find one such example of his deplorable parenting inthe fact that he used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard inaddition to leaving Huck alone for long periods of time 8 Furthermore even when Hucks father is present and sober he wouldwhale on his son when he could get his hands on him 11 Instark contrast Twain presents the character of Jim a runaway slave whojourneys with Huck during the novel While Hucks father leads adisreputable life Jim exhibits an honorable moral character from whomHuck receives guidance Jims fatherly duties that he undertakes includeproviding necessities for Huck 116 and sheltering him from certaindifficulties of the world such as Jims discovery of the corpse ofHucks father 50The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a novel by Mark twain describes thelife of a young man who lacks a true father but finds a substitute inan unconventional adult Throughout the novel Twain presents eventsthat demonstrate the effects of a fatherly figure on an adolescent lifeWhile a youth may not always appreciate an adults direction he willlater come to know the benefits thereof
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