So far, nothing new. I can’t really see much of a plot in this book except for Huck’s father coming into play.
He said he’d cowhide me till I was black and blue if I didn’t raise some money for him.
From chapter 5, this quote is one of the million examples in the book of Huck’s father being a TERRIBLE parent. Earlier, we have the rant about Huck’s being better than his father, and that being a bad thing, then he demands Huck’s 6000 dollars, which Huck’s gave up so his dad wouldn’t bug him about it. I don’t even think he deserves to be called dad, or even father. Parenthood is surrounded by love, unconditional love for your child. Even a woman who is pregnant loves her baby. (I think abortion is directly from the devil, with no reason for being a normal thing. It is murder. There are more babies killed in abortions than in any war ever fought! How long have abortions been around, maybe 60 years, more or less? Maybe like 100? Are these people ashamed to be parents? Did they not consciously decide to have this baby, and they want to murder it. Even if it was an accident, what kind of cruel heartless being doesn’t love it’s own offspring? Even dogs love their children, even the beasts of the Forrest. They don’t destroy their own creation, AND THEY ARE FREAKING BEASTS! What does that make humans? Aren’t we supposed to be superior? Are we really superior?). A parent (who has anything to be called a living being) (who has any emotions) (who can even be insane) should and does love his/her child. Back to the book. Huck’s father doesn’t seem to care, at all. He has no emotions, and beats him black and blue. Are you that child? Are you that kind of parent? (I’m glad I’m not that child! 😄)
With that, happy Lent, and FORGIVE ME A SINNER!