“Don’t you give me none o’ your lip,” says he. “You’ve put on considerable many frills since I been away. I’ll take you down a peg before I get done with you. You’re educated, too, they say – can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t? I’ll take it out of you. Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut’n foolishness, hey? – who told you you could?”
– Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 5. Pap to Huck. Some of first words he has said to his son in years. The good fortune huck appears to have in the care of Widow Douglas – he’s dressed well and has a basic education – appears to make Pap feel threatened. Since he’s not educated, he hypocritically believes that neither should Huck.