Charecter Journal for Huck Finn

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~Character Journal~

Huckleberry Finn

Huck is the main character and narrator of the story. He is a 14-year-old boy who lives in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. During the different parts of the story, he appears differently. While living with Widow Douglas, he dressed nicely but lost this appearance after he went out on the river where he became less concerned with appearance and clothes. He prefers living in the woods rather being in a home.

He is trusting, sharp, and compassionate. He shows a lot of compassion in the story. This is obvious when he deals with Jim, the Grangerfords, and even with the duke and king. He prefers living in the woods rather being in a home.

And when Huck's in trouble he can be extraordinary liar, like when the 2 men who where looking for a young boy and a slave came along Huck told them that they were a long boy and a suck father with small pox so the men didn't turn them in.

But generally Huck is honest, sensitive about other people's feelings, and kind, but has a poor attitude towards himself.

His negative feelings about himself come from his belief that particular qualities make people exceptional, such things as education, religious training, and a being willing to follow rules. But he's thing that all this doesn't measure up so he thinks negatively about himself. If Huck understood that his inner quality is what counts he'd be more interested

in changing society than in running away from it. But because he accepts what he's been taught, he sees himself as an outsider and he would rather run away and be be free of society and civilization.