Hucks Relationships Essay

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In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows Huck as someone who pushes away harmful people but also brings closer those he sees as being good. Huck joins in the drama of Jim’s life because he cares about Jim not being “sold down the river”(11). We can also see that Huck does everything possible to stay out of harm way while dealing with Jim’s well being. This is easily seen when looking at his relationship with Jim versus his relationship with the King and Duke, and the comparison he makes between them and pap. Huck’s relationship with the king and duke begins as an adventure, “the first thing that come out was that these chaps didn’t know one another” (154); Twain, when explaining how they ended up on the canoe with Huck, never truly tells whether or not they knew each other before meeting Huck. This allows us to guess the story, which is fun, because it makes reading fun. The more the reader can guess- the better; giving us chance to create bits and pieces of the story on our own is a great addition to that placement. Nonetheless, we don’t know if the king and duke were using Huck, as they did to every person they came in contact with, or even better, if they had plans to trick each other, eventually. From Huck’s assumptions, it seems that he is not into what they’re doing anyway:“It didn’t take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes, at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds. But I never said nothing, never let on; kept it to my self; it’s the best way; then you don’t have no quarrels, and don’t get into no trouble. . . If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I lernt that the best way to get long with his kind of people is to let them have their own way (158).” Huck’s father, “pap,” believes strongly in the way he was raised with and thinks Huck should too. Pap uses everything and everyone; never giving back to his family or

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