It seemed like Pap wanted to be a part of Huck’s life that’s why he brought Huck out to the cabin to where no one could civilize him. In the novel, Pap didn’t seem to care about Huck. The only reason he wanted to take Huck into his custody was for the money so he could buy alcohol, as that‘s what the people in the town thought. Huck was afraid of his father since he always abused him. “I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much.
Throughout the book, there are constant changes of how Frank feels for his father. At the very beginning of the book, Frank explains that he was "the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father," and gives the reader the impression that he was a very bad dad. As the story moves on, there are several places where you can see that Frank loves his father, despite all the hard times he has put him and his family through. The times when Frank completely loathes his father are the times when he got drunk and used all of the money on himself. Malachy didn't bring home the wages like a good husband but he would leave his family waiting at home for their supper whilst he went down to the pubs and drank all the money.
That was until he is too destitute to afford liquor and returns to harass his son, Huck, for money. Pap is a foil to Jim. Unlike Jim, who is a guardian to Huck, Pap was abusive to his son, “… he locked me in and went down to the store… got drunk and had a good time, and licked me” (26). Pap treated his son brutally unlike Jim who is a genuine caregiver to Huck and watches over him. Moreover, Pap could not even be inconvenienced to anguish over Huck’s “death” after he is “murdered,” by someone, whom they believe to be Jim, “Finn went boo-hooing to Judge Thatcher to get money to hunt for the nigger all over… that evening he got drunk… he hain’t come back sence,…” (59); Huck’s father was not interested in the death of his son; he only went to Judge Thatcher in hopes of receiving money for alcohol.
He even begins to enjoy school but admittedly this may be in spite of his pap. He gets word the his pap is coming back to town so Huck Finn gives his money to Judge Thatcher because he knows that his dad will take all of it and spend it on liquor. When his dad comes demanding the money and Huck doesn’t have it he is furious. He then begins the process of going to the courts and tries to get the money back. He takes Huck to an old abandoned cabin and locks Huck up there.
His father had been a drunk who beat him when he was sober, though Huck stayed hidden from him most of the time. Based on the description of the body found, however, Huck soon realizes that it was not his father, but a woman dressed in men's clothes. He worries that his father will soon reappear. Nothing happens in Tom’s “gang”, so the other boys lose interest and quit. School starts and Huck shows improvement.
He feels that every dream he has had has been taken away from him, either by bad timing or by the white man in general. Ruth, on the other hand, has never had any other dream except to keep her family together and in working order, and now that is falling apart. Willy Harris was what festered like a sore and then ran away. He annoyed Walter Lee for money, causing Walter Lee to do the same but to his family. Mama was tired of listening about Walter Lee wanting to invest in a liquor store.
The survinors or toys as Larry called them would play around with the toys irritating his dad, “'those are not toys,' he growled, taking down the box again to see if I had l... ... middle of paper ... ...f being second hand like that just as he thought when his dad was home from the war. Also with the baby the dad also took second to the mother as she cared for Sonny leaving Larry to say, “After awhile it came to me what he was mad about. It was his turn now. After turning me out of the big bed, he had been turned out himself. Mother had no consideration now for anyone but that poisonous pup,” (p.9).
Pap, Huck's father returns to town to get custody of his son because he here of Huck's fortune, finally resorting to the kidnapping. Huck is locked in the cabin when Pap is not around; once he was locked up for three days. At this point and time Huck was being neglected and abuse; his father had no idea what his abusive behavior was doing to Huck until he escapes. Pap became so abusive(not realizing it because of he is always drunk), that he almost kills his son in the cabin, thinking he was the angel of death. This incident forces Huck to realize that his father is an
The trouble with Artie is that he does not understand what his father went through and the affects it had on him. So they end up constantly arguing. The struggles with this relationship is shown when Vladek faked a heart attack in or... ... middle of paper ... ...a good period in time. When Anja was alive they had money and an overall good life so they did not need to worry about not wasting and penny pinching. But by losing all money and control do to the Holocaust, Vladek feels the need to tell Mala what needs to go on in the home to save a buck or how to do things.
The father’s poor parenting skill, slowly erodes the boy’s loyalty. Instead of rewarding the boy for his dedication, he wakes him up after a meager dinner, takes him away from the campfire and beats him: “ His father struck him with the flat of his hand on the side of the head, hard but without heat, exactly as he had struck the two mules at the store”. Sarty is only ten, ... ... middle of paper ... ... his father about the report he just made. He knows, that his father is in danger, but he is not ready for the scale of that threat: “, knowing it was too late yet still running even after he heard the shot “. By alarming the farmer, Sarty did what was morally right, even if he had to pay a hefty price.