Abuse In Huck Finn

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A perfullal of debatable viewpoints and issues can arise from the novel Huckleberry Finn. This great american novel is one of the first of its kind and is geniusly written vicariously through the perspective a boy. This young lad goes through some serious predicaments from slavery, comrodroorry, race/racism, and moral problems of right and wrong. Although many individuals discuss these topics, I am here to acknowledge a different aspect of this book, and that is how abuse plays a role. Throughout, this piece of art Twain personifies the abuse of Huck Finn superbly, both from a physical and psychological standpoint. Physically, Twain is a master at describing situations of this wrong doing and can make it seamlessly fit into the time period. Psychologically, Twain shows us how the abuse that Huck suffered affected many of his judgments and decisions on people and actions throughout. Just to give you a taste of how he felt about his father, here is a quote on that very subject from the beginning of the story. “Pap he hadn 't been seen for more than a year, and that was comfortable for…show more content…
He is a drunk uneducated man with construed views and values. Basically, Huck 's father acts and thinks oppositely of how one would think a father to act it modern society. Examples include trying to take money from huck not wanting him to receive an education and verbal and physical violence towards his son. “Don 't you give me none o ' your lip," says he. "You 've put on considerable many frills since I been away. I 'll take you down a peg before I get done with you. You 're educated, too, they say—can read and write. You think you 're better 'n your father, now, don 't you, because he can 't? I 'LL take it out of you. Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut 'n foolishness, hey?—who told you you could?" (5.6) Let that resonate with you for awhile and you will see my
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