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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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C. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck's real father is Pap but he learns that his "true father" is Jim. Having a Jim the runaway slave as a companion makes it allot more dangerous of a trip. His real father, Pap, is gone most of the time wandering around begging for money and drinking. Pap will come back every now and then to beg for money and to beat Huck for no reason. In the book, Jim the runaway slave acts more like a father to Huck. Because Jim is a role model to the Huck, he is more of a father figure than his Pap will ever be. Huck learns that Pap is not a real father to him. ...read more.


Jim shows Huck the real qualities a good father should have. He had to fake his own death to escape from Pap. Huck learns that whatever his father, Pap does is usually wrong and illegal. A real father should teach his son many lessons. Jim taught Huck many lessons both unintentionally and intentionally. Jim shows Huck that slaves are human beings. Jim talked of buying his wife and family out of slavery and proved to Huck that he was a good person. Jim talks of how he remembers beating his little girls and shows that he regrets it, he becomes very depressed. Jim also discusses how he missed his family at the end of the novel. ...read more.


He also shares his meals with Huck and they both help each other out when they have to escape. He cares for Huck and does not to want to see him hurt. When they went exploring on the shipwrecked houseboat, Jim would not let Huck see the man. The dead man was Pap; Jim did not want Huck to see his father and to get upset. Jim taught him many things and took care of Huck. During Huck's adventure, Jim became a very loving father to him. Huck was in need of a good father because Pap was not providing that for him. He did not love Pap. Pap was never a father to him and only made his life worse. However, Huck did love and care about Jim. Jim is Huck's "true father." ...read more.

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