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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mapping Project

Mr. Viola's Class 2013.
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Srikar G.

on 13 May 2013

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Transcript of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mapping Project

Huckleberry Finn
Jim
Widow Douglas
Miss Watson
Judge Thatcher
Pap
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer's Gang
The new judge Characters A little town in central Missouri called Hannibal. It is located near the Mississippi River. The people in this town are well acquainted with one another. Setting Key Questions Meet Huckleberry Finn "Then she told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn't mean no harm. All I wanted was to go somewheres; all I wanted was a change, I warn't particular" (Twain 2). Huckleberry Finn is introduced as the principal character of the book. He has acquired six thousand dollars in Twain's previous novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Huck is adopted by The Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. At their house, he is forced to become a member of the civilized population through the means of education, ideals, morals, and customs. Alongside learning from this duo, Huck has various adventures with Tom Sawyer throughout the town of Hannibal. One day, he discovers that his father, Pap, is coming to his town. Huck quickly sells his fortune before his greedy father can obtain it. Plot Summary The primary conflict in this episode is that of Man vs. Society. Huck constantly doubts the significance of the ideals that are taught to him. In addition, his father, Pap, represents the complete opposite of society's definition of sane and humane. Conflict Should the society force its rules and regulations upon a child or should it allow him/her to develop and learn them on his/her own?
Should one always follow the morals and ideals of his/her society? Key Questions Huckleberry Finn
Jim
The Robbers
Ferryboat Watchman Characters “Now was the first time that I begun to worry about the men- I reckon I hadn’t had time to before. I begun to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers to be in such a fix. I says to myself, there ain’t no telling but I might come to be a murderer myself yet, and then how would I like it?” (Twain, 72) This episode takes place specifically on the broken down Walter Scott, and throughout the Mississippi River where Jim and Huck were traveling on. They did not stay in one place for a significant amount of time during this portion of their travel. Setting Huck and Jim spend their time traveling by the river on their raft. They come across a steamboat, the Walter Scott. Despite Jim’s worries, Huck wants to have an adventure and enters the boat, where there are robbers trying to kill a man. Huck gets Jim to work with him to keep the crooks from escaping; however afterward, Huck changes his mind and tries to find aid for the criminals. They meet a ferry watchman who Huck lies to in order to get him to go to the Walter Scott and help those stranded. Huck’s devious side comes out as he plays a trick on Jim after being separated from him when traveling to the Ohio River. When Jim realized he was being mocked and lied to, he scolds Huck for his actions. He apologizes for hurting his friend’s feelings, yet does not regret doing it. Plot Summary The main conflicts looked at are internal within Huck and how he treats others. Huck was unsure whether or not he had the right to let the robbers stay stranded on the Walter Scott. He begins to feel remorseful, which led him finding the watchmen and trying to get him to help the crooks. He also plays a mean prank on Jim. After those two have a quarrel regarding how Huck may be questioning Jim’s intelligence, Huck again, feels a wave of guilt for hurting Jim’s feelings. Conflict Huck made impulsive decisions during this episode. After realizing the consequences of his actions, he realizes that he needs to take responsibility. Growth in Huck was evidently seen in how he made the decision to fetch for help for those stranded on Walter Scott. His judgment shows a change on how people should be treated; regardless of their status. Huck made a mistake when he hurt Jim’s feelings with his prank. After seeing how it affected his partner, Huck learns to treat Jim with more respect and consideration. What Huck Learns What does it take in order for someone to realize an ignorant choice was made?
Is the way we act towards people based on our attitudes, or perspective of others based on society?
Can choices made towards how we treat others always be taken back and corrected? Why or why not? Key Questions The Inhumane Con-Artists Huckleberry Finn
Jim
The Duke
The Dauphin
The townspeople Characters "If I learned anything from pap, it was that the best way to get
along with people like them is to let them have their way" (Twain 125). A riverside town. Setting One day, Huck and Jim are drifting on their raft along the river when they hear two men running for their lives. Huck decides to rescue them and he allows the duo to come onto his raft. Soon, these two gentlemen tell Huck and Jim that they are royalty. The younger man calls himself the Duke and the older man names himself the Dauphin. The Duke and The Dauphin coax Huck and Jim into treating them as if they were royalty, despite their ordinary and disheveled appearance. However, it is later revealed that Huck realizes the truth about these two men. They are just con-artists looking forward to making money. He decides to keep this truth to himself as he believes revealing it will only exacerbate the situation. The next day, Huck, Jim, The Duke, and The Dauphin enter a town to fulfill their varied goals. Soon enough, Huck's notion about The Duke's and The Dauphin's identity is proven to be true. The Duke tricks the local farmers into purchasing newspaper subscriptions, while the Dauphin fools the church's patrons into giving him money for nothing in return. Plot Summary The predominant conflict present in this episode is Man vs. Society. The Duke and The King constantly clash with society as they deceive various people wherever they go. Conflict In this episode, Huck learns that one cannot always solve problems around him/her. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to wait and let the people around him/her have their own way. What Huck Learns Is someone doing the right thing if he/she allows negative events to pass by unnoticed, just to avoid conflict?
Is it always possible to change negative people? Key Questions The Quandary on Walter Scott Leaving the Island Huckleberry Finn
Jim
Pap
Mrs. Judith Loftus Characters “By that time everything we had in the world was on our raft, and she was ready to be shoved out from the willow cove where she was hid” (Twain, 62). Jackson’s Island is about three miles away from the bank of Missouri and a quarter of a mile away from that of Illinois. The town of Hannibal can be seen from the head of the island. The island itself has so far been uninhabited by humans and measures to be about three by one fourth miles big. Setting Huck escapes to Jackson’s Island and, after a few days and nights, is happy to stumble upon Miss Watson’s runaway slave, Jim. The two escapees team up and make camp together. After a storm floods the island, they find an askew two-story house. Inside the house, Jim finds and hides the body of a dead man from Huck, and then the two glean abandoned goods and return to the island safely. Once Jim recovers from a rattlesnake bite, Huck sets out disguised as a girl to ask information about town from a woman living in a little shanty. From her, Huck learns that people were setting out to search for Jim on Jackson’s Island the next morning and he has enough time to leave with Jim on the river before they are found out. Plot Summary The main conflict in this episode is Man vs. Nature. Huck and Jim are stuck on the high point of the island during a flood for more than a week. Afterward, Jim gets bitten by an angry rattlesnake and takes four days and nights to recover. Conflict Huck realizes how valuable his and Jim’s freedom is when he learns from Mrs. Loftus that men were going to search for them on Jackson’s Island. Luckily, they leave the island in time to avoid capture. What Huck Learns If Huck weren't so lonely, would he have minded hanging out with a runaway slave?
Is it morally acceptable to lie if you are doing it to protect your well being? Key Questions The Stay at Peter Wilks' • Huckleberry Finn
• Duke
• King
• Jim
• Passerby
• Peter Wilks’ relatives (The sisters: Mary Jane, Joanna, and Susan, and the real brothers: Harvey and William)
• Doctor Robinson
• The Lawyer
• Wilks’ family slaves Characters "And when she got through they all jest laid themselves out to make me feel at home and know I was amongst friends. I felt so ornery and low down and mean that I says to myself, my mind's made up; I'll hive that money for them or bust." (Twain, 175) Setting Plot Summary Conflict What Huck Learns Key Questions Huckleberry Finn
Jim
Widow Douglas
Miss Watson
Judge Thatcher
Pap
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer's Gang
The new judge Characters A little town in central Missouri called Hannibal. It is located near the Mississippi River. The people in this town are well acquainted with one another. Setting Huckleberry is averse to the new lifestyle that he encounters in Hannibal. He dislikes the multifarious lessons that he learns from The Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. While traveling to another town, the king and Huck meets a man who informs them of the death of a Peter Wilks, and the awaited arrival of his relatives from England. The Dauphin along with the duke takes advantage of this opportunity and pretends to be Wilks’ brothers. They are welcomed with open arms by the community and Peter Wilks’ family. The con men finds the money and gains full responsibility of it, despite being accused of as liars by Doctor Robinson. Huck didn't want the Wilks' sisters to be cheated by the duke and king; he hides the money in Peter Wilks’ coffin. The king tells the girls that they will be taken to England and sells the property along with the slaves. This upsets Mary Jane and Huck tries to comfort her; he tells her that the king and duke are frauds and tells her to leave abruptly in order to escape trouble. The real Harvey and William Wilks arrive and writes off the other two men as cons. The two of them were suspected even more when they couldn’t show the money from the Wilks inheritance. Unsuccessfully, a lawyer tries to prove the king and duke to be the liars. The men were proven to be fake when the body of Peter Wilks was taken out of the coffin to be examined for a tattoo and the money was then found inside the coffin. Huck runs out and travels back to the raft; unfortunately the duke and king caught up with him. The episode's action occurs in the town where Peter Wilks’ family resides in; specifically on the Wilks' property. Those who lived in that community were very involved in each other's lives, considering how other citizens are in the business of the Wilks' family drama. Huck entered the situation just expecting to go along and tolerate the king and duke’s scheme. However, he felt sympathy for those being conned. Although he went through a lot of trouble in order to help the Wilks’ girls, he did it knowing he was doing the right thing. Huck ultimately once again realizes the importance of being selfless. What Huck Learns The Conmen's Show Huckleberry Finn
Jim
The King
The Duke
Townspeople of Arkansas Characters “So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy – and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned” Twain, 150. Setting Plot Summary The main conflict in this society is Man vs. Society. The king and the duke become irritated when the townspeople don’t appreciate their rendition of Shakespeare. They then turn the tides when creating the con show to gyp the people of their money’s worth. Conflict What Huck Learns Key Questions After their Shakespearean show comes away without profit, the kind and the duke create a comedy scam called the Royale Nonesuch. At the first showing, the audience feels embarrassed of being cheated out of their money and plans to share the shame with the rest of the town’s men. On the night of the third showing, all of the townsmen show up with intentions of sabotaging the show. However, the duke, king, and Huck make a clean getaway after collecting fees and before the show begins. The foursome land in a river town in Arkansas. The people they find there are unconventional, craven, and morally conflicted. They can gather around the death of one of their own like it's a show and in the same second, turn around to lynch the fellow who did it. Huck learns how to look out for his own interests. He was being a realist when he refused to give the duke a hard time in leaving Arkansas on the third showing of the Royale Nonesuch. Huck was aware that the heads of the audience were fogged with vengeance. Stopping to help them could have been dangerous. Is there ever a "right time" to bring people to justice?
What measures will people go to in order to ensure that they are not the only ones being duped? Where is Jim? Huckleberry Finn
The King
The Duke
Jim
Aunt Sally
Uncle Silas
Tom Sawyer Characters "But there warn't no answer, and nobody come out of the wigwam. Jim was gone! I set up a shout-and then another-and then another one; and runt this way way and that in the woods, whooping and screeching; but it warn't no use-old Jim was gone. Then I set down and cried..." (Twain, 211) Setting Plot Summary The main conflict is Man vs. Society. Jim was sold as a slave because society, and the king, deemed it alright to do so. Slaves were inhumanely common in Huck's time. The king and the duke were finally brought to justice because it is against society to deceive others out of their money. Conflict What Huck Learns Key Questions The episode's location is primarily on the raft, then Phelp's Farm. Tom Sawyer's family lives there. Huck learns compassion and forgiveness, virtuous characteristics in the eyes of our society. Although he was aware from the start that the king and the duke were manipulating him and Jim, Huck still found it in his heart to feel the need to help them. Despite Huck being hindered from safely preventing their punishment, it humbled him to see it happen. How is it evident that Huck has viewed Jim as a human, not as a slave or a piece of property? Explain.
Does what society expect from us play a large role in the decisions we make? Or do our own emotions matter more in our choices? The main conflict in this episode is external and surrounds the duke and king. They are constantly causing trouble and lying to get their way to the Wilks' family. The two con men also starts disagreements with townspeople and the real Harvey and William. To Huck, they are starting to become unnecessary baggage. Huck tries to escape from the duke and king. However, Jim was no where to be found; he had been sold by the king for money. Huck almost writes a letter to Miss Watson informing him about where Jim is but realizes, that will not be beneficial for anyone. The duke accidentally tells Huck that Jim was sold to Phelps farm. When Huck arrived there, Aunt Sally takes him in thinking he is Tom Sawyer. Huck realizes that he is pretending to be one of his friends when Uncle Silas meets him as well. Tom and Huck meet together and agrees to team up in order to get Jim out of slavery; this surprised Huck since Tom usually follows society's standards. The duke and king are still up to their schemes; however they are counterattacked by the townspeople who tar and feather them. When Huck sees this sight, he begins to pity the pair. Why does Huck choose to not expose the duke and king to everyone, as frauds in the beginning?
In this episode, what does the king and duke represent? What does Huck represent based on how he views the con men? I Lit Out of There Huckleberry Finn
The "New" Judge
Widow Douglas
Judge Thatcher
Pap Characters “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and hot a good time, and licked me” (Twain 62). The beginning takes place in Hannibal, Missouri. Then, the setting shifts to an isolated cabin in the forests of Illinois across the Mississippi River. The log cabin is not very var from the town of Hannibal. The episode ends on the Mississippi River. Setting Pap returns because he hears Huck's education and claim this as Huck trying to be better than his father. He also wants the $6,000 he received, which is in the hands of Judge Thatcher. The widow and Judge Thatcher attempt to gain custody of Huck but the new judge does not want to separate father and son. Huck continues to live with the widow. Pap tempts to sue Judge Thatcher for the money and kidnaps Huck. He takes into an old cabin in Illinois and is satisfied with his new lifestyle, except for the constant beating he receives. Eventually, he escapes the clutch of his father and organizes the scene to make it appear as if he has been murdered. Using a canoe, he paddles away and frees himself. Plot Summary The main conflict in this episode is Man vs. Man. Pap constantly agitates Judge Thatcher and the widow. Huck is constantly abused by his father. Conflict Huck learns that he does not being "sivilized". He prefers to be free from society and its expectations. Also, he realizes that he is not safe in the hands of his father, especially when he is drunk. What Huck Learns How can a man change his ways?
Should a child stay in the custody of an abusive parent? Key Questions Tom's Shenanigans Huckleberry Finn
Jim
Tom Sawyer
Sally Phelps
Silas Phelps
Aunt Polly
The Doctor
The Townspeople Characters "But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been the before" (Twain 249). The majority of the episode takes place at the Phelps' farm and surrounding area as well as the Mississippi River. Setting Jim finds the Phelps' farm and is greeted by Sally Phelps who thinks that he is Tom Sawyer. Huck plays along and he is introduced to Silas Phelps, Sally's husband. Huck tells them he needs to get his luggage from the steamboat and crosses paths with Tom Sawyer who agrees to help Huck to free Jim. Tom pretends to be Sid, Tom's younger brother. After finding Jim, Tom tells Huck and Jim to make the escape like the ones he reads from books. This makes Tom's plans much more intricate and foolish than Huck's plans. Tom writes to the Phelps so that they send protection for Jim, thus making their "adventure" harder. Huck and Tom eventually free Jim but Tom gets shot in the leg. Huck gets a doctor, due to Jim's suggestion, to help Tom and soon after, Silas finds him and brings him home. Tom and Jim are brought home by the doctor and a crowd. Soon, Tom reveals that Miss Watson died and she freed Jim in her will. However, Tom, knowing this fact, decided to conceal it from Huck and Jim and have an "adventure" by freeing Jim. The novel ends with Huck deciding to have more adventures in Indian territory (Native American territory) as he dislikes civilization or being "sivilized." Plot Summary It is reprehensible to free a slave in Huck's society. However, Huck decides to free Jim anyways with the help of Tom. Therefore, the foremost conflict in this episode is that of Man vs. Society. Conflict Throughout this episode, Huck experiences the cruel aspects of slavery once again. He witnesses Tom's inhumane treatment of Jim, which in Tom's eyes is an adventure. This makes him exhausted of "sivilization" as he states, "But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before" (Twain 294). What Huck Learns Is it wrong if a person follows his/her society's norms, even if they are wrong?
Is it possible for a person to go against his/her whole society, if he/she does not believe in its morals/actions? Key Questions Family Feud Huckleberry Finn
Jim
Grangerfords
Shepherdsons
Buck Grangerford
Colonel Grangerford
Sophia Grangerford
Harney Shepherdson
Slaves Characters "We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft" (Twain 116). The episode begins on the Mississippi River just past the city of Cairo. After the raft is destroyed, the setting transitions into the house of the Grangerfords located near the river in Kentucky. Setting Huck and Jim continue sailing down the Mississippi and a group of men ask to check the raft for runaway slaves. Huck lies to the men to protect Jim. Huck says that his family is sick and the men infer the sickness is smallpox and disregards the search. A steamboat collides with the raft, breaking it and separating Huck and Jim. Huck becomes adopted by a wealthy family called the Grangerfords for a few days. The family is in a long feud with another wealthy family, the Shepherdsons. Harney Shepherdson and Sophia Grangerford run away in the middle of the night and a gunfight results. Huck reunites with Jim who had fixed the raft and they sail away, avoiding the confrontation. Plot Summary The conflicts that appear in this episode are Man vs. Self, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. Man. Huck is conflicted whether he should turn Jim in or not. Society deems Jim as a runaway slaves and runaway slaves should be turned in. The Grangerfords and Shepherdsons have been feuding with each other for thirty years. Conflict In this episode, Huck learns that he cares for Jim more than he thinks he does. Also, he learns that he prefers to be on the raft because of the freedom from society it gives him. What Huck Learns Can violence be the answer to a conflict?
Should a feud get in the way of love? Key Questions Just Around the River Bend! Created by Srikar G., Daryll M., Charlene M., and Elijah V. 1 Meet Huckleberry Finn (1-4)
2 I Lit Out of There (5-7)
3 Leaving the Island (8-11)
4 The Quandary on Walter Scott (12-15)
5 Family Feud (16-18)
6 The Inhumane Con-Artists (19-20)
7 The Conmen's Show (21-23)
8 The Stay at Peter Wilks' (24-30)
9 Where is Jim? (31-33)
10 Tom's Shenanigans (34-43)
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