The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

explain paps roles as a father and as citizen

paps roles as a father and as citizen in adventure of huckleberry finn

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Pap is only Huck's father through biology. He is only interested in his son for the winnings. As a citizen, Pap is even more ambivalent. He wants only to get drunk and live off the charity of others.

Pap is interested only in himself. He uses Huck and society to serve his own wants. He wants Huck to work for him and to give him all the money he was awarded by the court. He wants as little to do with society as possible. In the novel, he serves as an opposite of what a father and a citizen should be. He is Jim's opposite as a father. Huck goes against his father in every way.