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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


by Mark Twain

Pap Timeline and Summary

  • Pap shows up in Huck’s room and demands money from him for booze. Fortunately, he can’t get the $6,000 since Huck signed it over to the judge.
  • He tells his son that he’s not allowed to get educated, which inspires Huck to work at school.
  • Pap officially keeps custody of his son because of a new idealistic judge in town.
  • He gets drunk when said judge tries to reform him.
  • Pap kidnaps Huck and takes him to a shack by the river, where he routinely gets drunk and abuses his son.
  • He plays the poster-child bigot, ranting against the government and against black rights in particular.
  • Pap is suspected of Huck’s murder until everyone decides blaming a black man would be a lot easier.
  • We find out at the end of the novel that Pap was the dead man Jim found near Jackson’s Island.