From a pre-teen age, Huck has no choice but to mature quickly and stand up for himself. Huckleberry has to defend himself whenever his drunken father, Pap, unexpectedly shows up. “I hain’t got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he’ll tell you the same,” (Twain 20). Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stumble across a sum of six thousand dollars each when the two were adventuring. This money that Huckleberry acquired intrigued Pap. Huckleberry knows that money is a driving factors for the arrivals of Pap. Seeing the “cross in the left boot-heel made with big nails,” Huck realizes that his father is in town and he knows exactly why he chose to come to see Huck (Twain 16). Huck gives up his money to Judge Thatcher so he will not have the money in his possession for Pap to take away. This is a quick and mature response to the sudden appearance made by his father. Believing that Huck is lying about the large sum of money, Pap removes Huck from his home at the widows and holds Huckleberry hostage. “Once he locked me in and was gone thr...
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... and a brave decision made by Huck himself as a young boy.
Huckleberry Finn is a dynamic character that goes through many changes throughout the novel. Huck has many opportunities to let the world go by him and not take action but Huck takes initiative to do something about the wrong-doings of other people. Along Huck’s escape from his father, Huck moves along the Mississippi River with a runaway slave and they experience many frauds committing crimes. Mark Twain’s purpose in adding all of the obstacles to Huckleberry 's life is to show how life is not easy and doing the right thing is not the easiest thing to do. Twain uses Huck as the deliverer of his social commentary in hopes to change the perspective of society. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn’s perseverance in the obstacles that face him awards him the status of being an archetypal hero.
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