In episode 2, we learned that Huck has a abusive father creating family issues. Huck experiences social issues of his Pap being abusive and that his father only care about him because of his money. Not because he it is son, but he needed money to get drunk. As many men at that time they didn’t care about their family and more of getting drunk. With men getting drunk they become abusive hurting their family just like Huck’s pap.
Huck’s pap like many of the men are addicted to drinking making them wasting their money and go after their families money. Making their family go poor. Even pushing families to separate, just like what Huck did when he ran away from
ignorance of societal doctrines. Huckleberry Finn, hereafter as Huck, was able to expose himself to different environments, including a range of towns and homes, as well as people with varying statuses in social hierarchy, ultimately shaping his new standards for morality and racial relations. Huck's prior relations with his father and exposure to new people among a multitude both blacks and whites allows him to progress effectively as an individual, as it forces him to deviate further from society…
and cruelest of these living symbols is Huck’s own father, Pap. Fearing the wrath and greed of Pap, Huck hands his fortune over to Judge Thatcher in an attempt to draw his father away from him. Undaunted, he is then kidnapped by Pap, who holds him in a remote cabin in the woods. One of the worst disgraces of any society is an abusive parent, and such issues can only be magnified by alcohol and money problems, both of which Pap holds dear. “After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whiskey…
changed when you read it at different periods in your life?
1) What is Marxism?
Marxist Criticism is a theory of literary criticism that is based on the social and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel
-All texts have powerful moral, social, and political effects
-Reflective of author’s own class analysis
-Meant to propose social realism
-Shows how can characters overcome oppression
-Try to pursue classless society, by provoking reader to an action, rebel against societal norms…
lot of life lessons that should be taught in schools.
The novel was banned in some schools because it showed that the black slaves and
freemen of America were as human as any of the white characters. In many cases they were
superior to the local white population such as Huck's pap. the feuding families, the carpet
baggers and so on. Jim, the runaway slave, was as much hero of the story as Huck. This
revelation did not sit well with the segregationists.
“but when they told me there was a State in this country where they'd let that nigger…
By saying "It would not have been unusual for Twain to have taken some of Jimmy's topics of conversation, habits of expression, and turns of the phrase (as recorded in his rendition of them) and unknowingly recycled them as Huck's. For Twain has a habit, as he recognized himself, of unconsciously borrowing ideas and phrases from others. could thus have plausibly borrowed habits of speech from Jimmy and put them in the mouth of Tom Blankenship or Huck without a sense of incongruity…