Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"Yes, he's got a father, but you can't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain't been seen in these parts for a year or more." (2.16)
Pap’s alcoholism is no secret to the community. It explains others’ willingness and insistence at helping Huck all the time.
He took it and bit it to see if it was good, and then he said he was going down town to get some whisky; said he hadn't had a drink all day. When he had got out on the shed he put his head in again, and cussed me for putting on frills and trying to be better than him; and when I reckoned he was gone he come back and put his head in again, and told me to mind about that school, because he was going to lay for me and lick me if I didn't drop that. (5.28)
Violence is clearly associated with alcoholism in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.