Adventures of Huck Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 1. In the novel, The

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn was the main character. The
story was told through his eyes, and most of the events that took place
happened around him. But some of these events would not have happened
without other main characters as well, like Jim, Tom Sawyer, the King, or the

Duke. Huck’s personality at the start of the novel had changed gradually
throughout the novel and until the end. At first, Miss Watson tried to make
him pray for things but Huck did not believe in praying because it brought him
bad luck. Later in the novel, Huck tries to pray for forgiveness and wants to
erase his sin for stealing a nigger. After he prays, he feels he can pray openly
now and will not sin anymore (CH. 31). Huck was also superstitious and
believed that everything that went wrong was because of certain things he
did, like the snake in Jim’s blanket. And everything was blamed on the bad
luck Huck and Jim had. Huck also became kind, especially after the quarrel
with his father, pap. He learned that in order to get along with people (like the
king and duke), you have to let them have their way, and Huck did. Jim, at
first, was looked upon as just an ordinary nigger. But Huck and Tom soon
realized that he was very smart and had helped Huck through most of his
adventures. But as a nigger, Jim was looked up to as a hero to other niggers.

For instance, Huck tells the reader when niggers from all over the country
came to see Jim and hear of his heroic stories and every nigger wanted to be
like Jim. Jim was also very superstitious, especially in chapter eight when Jim
talks about all of his superstitions, like counting the things for dinner and
telling the bees that their owner had just died. All of this supposedly brought
bad luck. Tom Sawyer was also a very influential character to the story. He
was the one who came up with all the solutions for things, which eventually
made more of a disaster. But that is because he followed stories too much.

For instance, in chapter 35, Jim is captured and Tom tries the most original
and hardest way to get him out, thus creating more of a catastrophe. Tom is
also a big liar. He tries to tell Huck about rubbing a tin lamp and making a
genie appear. He also lies about his identity to his aunt, but Huck was also a
big liar in that situation as well. One of the biggest characteristics Tom had
was that he was too egotistic and did not listen to anyone’s ideas. For
example, in trying to free Jim, Tom does not listen to any of Huck’s ideas to
get Jim out and just does it his own way. Around the middle of the story,

Huck was passing along a "crick" when he saw two men, of whom he would
soon meet. One of the men looked to be around thirty years old and told

Huck and Jim that he was the Duke of Bridgewater. However, not until about
the end of the novel did Huck and Jim find out that this man was just a fraud,
like everything else in his life. For instance, the duke, Huck, Jim, and the king
(also the other man) had begun an adventure on a river to nearby towns to
fraud people and earn of money. On of the first scams was a Shakespeare
show in which the duke and king had presented. The crowd was outraged in
the play’s performance and disliked it very much, especially when Colonel

Sherburn shot the man and the play was stopped. But since the duke was
skilled in printing, he persuaded the crowd to not tell the town about the play
so that other people could come and spend money to see the duke and king
perform. The king, also like the duke, was a big fraud and lied about almost
everything. Out of the three nights that the Shakespeare performance was
held, the duke and king had made around 465 dollars. Despite the king’s
earnings and lying, he proved to be very pious and concerned, especially
when he meets Mary Jane and grieves with her 1000 family about the death
of Peter Wilks. However, half of the reason he was being so caring was
because he saw an opportunity to receive a large amount of