Throughout the story of Huck Finn, you meet some of the most interesting characters you will ever hear of in a story like this. For example, you meet Miss Watson and Widow Douglas, who you think would be the nicest people in the whole wide world. But no, they own a slave named Jim who turns out to be one of the most influential characters throughout the whole novel. Also you meet Pap Finn, who is a deadbeat father who kidnaps his own son, and slightly tortures him a little bit. But, eventually Huck escapes and discovers some new people along the way like the King and the Duke. To me, I think the purpose behind the King and the Duke is to represent the people you meet along the way throughout your lifetime. Mark Twain utilized them in regards to the theme by giving them characteristics that showed how people treated each other back in the time period of Huck Finn.
Huck Finn, to me, is a surprisingly interesting novel / book to read in general. When Mr. McGarry said we were going to read Huck Finn, I thought it was going to be the most dreadful thing we were going to do in class all this year. In just the first couple chapters of the book, Mark Twain pulled me into the great adventures of one boy named Huckleberry Finn. Huck is a young boy that was abandoned when he was young, and he has had a rough life throughout the whole story. Then you meet the minor characters in the story, one of them being Jim. Jim is a slave owned by one of the other minor characters named Miss Watson, and Jim is a very smart man for being very uneducated. Huck and Jim meet again later on in the book by Huck escaping his father’s house, and fleeing to a island on the Mississippi River where Jim is also hiding from the slave catchers. But overall, the story of Huckleberry Finn is a very interesting, entertaining book and I look forward to reading the rest of it inside, and outside of the classroom.