What purpose did Huck faking his own death serve in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
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I'm assuming you mean in Chapters 6-7 when Huck fakes his own death. Huck does this so he can escape his father and so that no one will search for him. He couldn't stand his father's abuse anymore, plus his father had almost really murdered him in a drunken fit, and Huck did not want anyone, like the Widow, trying to civilize him anymore.
In addition, after the sale of Huck's money to the Judge, Pap would no longer have an easy avenue to attempt to try to get that money....one less concern for Huck.
because he wanted to escape his father.
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