Unlike most people Huck doesnt try to make his point. When Huckhas a certain outlook on things he keep his view. He will not change it foranyone. For instance in Chapter Three when Miss Watson tells Huck that if heprayed he would get everything he wished for.
Huck just shook his head yes andwalked away telling Tom that it doesnt work because he has tried it before withfishing line and fishing hooks. this tell us that Huck is an independent personwho doesnt need to rely on other people. This is a book of social criticism. Twain has his ways of criticizingpeople of their actions and the things they do. Twain does a good jobexpressing the characters social behaivors. Instead of upfront making fun ofHulks actions he hints towards them or tries to glorify them when he doessomething that is socially wrong or unintelligent.
Huck stages his death. Thisis not a real bright thing to do even though Huck’s father is real mean and is athreat to his life and Huck’s life. Huck wants to get away from him so bad thatthe first thing that comes into his mind is to stage his death so Pap will thinkhe’s dead and won’t be looking for him ever again. Twain feels that by makingHuck do this Twain is poking fun a Huck’s intelligence. Not his natureintelligence but his book intelligence.
In other words Twain is making fun ofHuck. Twain also portrays Huck and Jim as stupid when Huck dresses up like agirl. Everyone knows Huck will not pass as a girlJim is very much like a father to Huck. He looks out for Huck and he isrespected and looked upon by Huck. This is also more significant becauseHuckleberry Finn never had a father and he never really had a role model. Jimserves this purpose perfectly.
On one occasion Huck and Jim were exploring anold house that had floated down stream. While they were looking in it Jimdiscovered a dead body. Jim then covered up the corpse so Huck wouldn’t see it. Jim felt that seeing a dead body at such a young age could corrupt a boy forlife. Huck then wanted to talk about the dead body but Jim suggested that theydont talk about it because it might bring bad luck. Huck then tried to play apractical joke on Jim by putting a dead snake near him.
Jim was scared. Laterthe snakes mate came back and bit Huck. Jim was not at the site and didn’t knowabout it.Category: English