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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

Comprehensive Summary and Review of Chapters 1-6


Summary:

The book starts with the exposition where Huck introduces himself as a character from the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the son of a town drunk. He lives with Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. However, Huck does not like the civilized life and would rather live an easy going life.

One night, after things were very bad for Huck, he went to his room feeling very lonely. Not knowing what to do about his situation, he suddenly heard a meowing sound outside his window. He responded with a similar sound and looking out the window he sees his friend, Tom, down below.

He is overjoyed at the opportunity of having company and climbs out the window. They boys try to be as quiet as they possibly can be, but unfortunately Huck trips over a root on the ground and Jim, Miss Watson slave, hears the sound and comes outside. Jim is curious to find out the source of the sound and decides to stay put. His intentions are thwarted when be is overcome with fatigue and falls asleep. Tom then plays a trick on Jim by putting his hat on a tree branch over his head and surrounding him with candles that he takes from the kitchen. When Jim awakens he capitalizes on the incident by saying that witches had visited him during the night and he becomes the town's celebrity within the slave quarters.

As time goes on, Huck sees more of Tom and the boys amuse themselves with numerous make believe games. They form a band and pretend that they are robbers and act out storybook plots.

Huck’s father finds out that Huck has some money and kidnaps him into a shack by the river. Pap beats Huck and Huck decides that he must escape.


Review:

The book starts with Huck introducing himself as a character from Tom Sawyer and the son of a town drunk. He lives with Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. However, Huck does not like the civilized life and would rather live an easy going life. The reader is reassured that the two books are independent of one another and that it isn't necessary to read one in order to understand the second.

The reader meets the other boys who live in town. In particular, Tom Sawyer is introduced as being Huck's best friend and a boy with a very vivid imagination. The chapter also shows how Huck feels towards Jim and how he accepts his position as a slave.

Twain uses the book and Huck’s character to voice his own ideas about society. For example, he denounces organized religion in the opening chapters with the raid on the Sunday school picnic.

Huck's drunk father returns to try to get Huck's money. He is not successful and kidnaps him. It depicts him as being uncontrollable and quite loathsome. By means of this character, the author mocks authority and the measures of reform that society uses.

 

 

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