Huck Finn

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Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Summary: I read the book Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This story is about a boy, Huck, and a slave, Jim, who together overcome obstacles, and eventually reach their goals. Huck is boy who was made for the frontier, where he grows up. He is very practical, and has excellent common sense, that allows him to think situations through, and decide on the best path to choose. Yet, Huck's best quality is his deep caring for other human beings. Huck will stop at nothing to help other people, as shown in his aiding the king and the duke from escaping the posse, who wanted to kill them, and of his bringing Jim from slavery. Huck helps so many others despite leading a dreadful home life. Huck is forced to fake his own death, and run off from Jim, in order to escape his drunk and disorderly father who beat him.

Jim is a slave who becomes friends with Huck, and with Huck's help, he escapes slavery. Huck shows his givingness to others in his aiding Jim, and together they become inseparable friends, and show that despite differences between people, everyone is human, and deserves to be treated equal.

Two most important characters a. Huck Finn is the most important character in this book. Huck is the narrator of the story. He dreads the rules and conformities of society such as religion, school, and anything else that will eventually make him civilized. Huck shows us that he is a caring person that listens to his heart unlike most people back in that time.

b. Jim, the slave is the second most important character in this book. He is a very superstitious person, very dependable, very strong and a hopeful person. He...