Huck Fin - Huck Fin The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a book about a young boy's coming of age

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Huck Fin The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a book about a young boy's coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800's. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the book floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His drunken and often missing father has never paid much attention to him; his mother is dead and so, when the book begins, Huck is not used to following any rules. The book's opening finds Huck living with the slightly mean but sweet Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. Both women are fairly old and are really somewhat incapable of raising a rebellious boy like Huck Finn. Nevertheless, they attempt to make Huck into what they believe will be a better boy. Specifically, they attempt, as Huck says, to "civilize" him. This process includes making Huck go to school, teaching him various religious facts, and making him act in a way that the women find socially acceptable. Huck, who has never had to follow many rules in his life, finds the demands the women place upon him constraining and the life with them lonely. As a result, soon after he first moves in with them, he runs away. He soon comes back, but, even though he becomes
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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Huck Fin - Huck Fin The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a book about a young boy's coming of age

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