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Huckleberry Finn has the great advantage of being written inautobiographical form Every scene in the book is given not described and theresult is a vivid picture of Western life in the past Before the novel begins HuckFinn has led a life of absolute freedom His alcoholic father was often missing andnever paid much attention to him Since Hucks mother is dead he is not used tofollowing any rules In the beginning Huck is living with the Widow Douglas and hersister Miss Watson Both women are fairly old and have no patience to raise arebellious boy like Huck Finn They try to make an attempt to make Huck into whatthey believe will be a better boy Huck never really enjoys the life of mannersreligion and education that the Widow and her sister impose upon himHuck decides to try and find freedom with his friend Tom Sawyer A boy ofHucks age Tom promises Huck and other boys of the town a life of adventure Huck really wants to join Toms Gang because he feels that if he does join he willescape the boring life he leads with the Widow Douglas Tom Sawyer promises manythings but unfortunately such thing did not occur Toms adventures turned outimaginary Huck is disappointed that the adventures Tom promises are not real soalong with the other members he resigned from the gang Another person who tries to get Huckleberry Finn to change is Hucks father His father is very antisocial and wishes to do all of the civilizing effects that Widowand Miss Watson have attempted to change in Huck Pap is a mess his hair is uncutand hangs like vines in front of his face he is unshaven and his skin is very pale Paps looks reflects Hucks feelings as he demands that Huck quits school stopsreading and avoids church Huck managed to stay away from his father for a whilebut Pap kidnaps him three or four months after Huck starts
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