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Huck Finn Mapping Project
Transcript of Huck Finn Mapping Project
I was scared. I made up
my mind I would fix up
some way to leave there” (p.24). -Characters: Huck Finn, Pap
-Setting: Pap’s cabin, Missouri -Plot Overview: Pap does not like how Huck has gotten educated and civilized, so he takes him away and keeps him locked up in an isolated cabin. Huck learns to adjust to the simple living, but cannot stand his father’s anger and escapes by faking his own death. - Conflict: Man vs. Man- Huck is angry with his father and is physically and verbally abused by him. They find themselves unable to coexist with their differing views of life and the world. -What Huck Learns: Huck learns that he needs to be independent and escape the controlling adults in his life. -Essential Questions: Can one truly be free from the restrictions of the world? Should you allow your parents to determine your fate or should you decide on your own? -Quote: “Jim, this is nice,” I says.
“I wouldn’t want to be nowhere
else but here.”… “Well, you
wouldn’t ‘a’ ben here if it hadn’t
‘a’ ben for Jim” (p.49). -Characters: Huck, Jim
-Setting: Jackson’s Island, off the Mississippi River -Plot Overview: Huck reaches an island, where he discovers Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave. Both help each other survive on the island. Huck then disguises himself as a girl in order to learn about their supposed fates. - Conflict: Inner- Man vs. Self- Huck debates on either to help Jim escape or turn him in. -What Huck Learns: There is a difference
between the adventure in his
head and the reality of the situation. -Essential Questions: Is better
to conform to society or choose
what you think is right?
Is Huck wrong to not turn Jim in? - Quote: “It was fifteen minutes
before I could work myself up
to go and humble myself to
a nigger; but I done it,
and I warn’t ever sorry for it
afterward, neither. I didn’t do
him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t
done that one if I’d ‘a’ knowed it
would make him feel that way” (p.86). -Characters: Huck, Jim
-Setting: On a raft somewhere on the Mississippi River -Plot Overview: Huck and Jim continue their travel down the Mississippi, and encounter a gang of robbers and a terrible storm. The travel mates are separated during the night, but Huck makes it out like it was all a dream. -Conflict: Man vs. Self- Huck feels bad
about how he tricked Jim about the
dream and also questions their way of life now -What Huck Learns: He realizes that
Jim is actually a “normal” person
and should not be treated so poorly. -Essential Questions: What is revealed about the mentality of the people during this time period?
Is intelligence based on education/upbringing? -Quote: “Jim said it made him all over trembly and feverish to be so close to freedom. Well, I can tell you it made me all over trembly and feverish, too, to hear him, because I begun to get it through my head that he was most free- and who was to blame for it? Why, me. I couldn’t get that out of my conscience, no how nor no way” (p.87). – Huck with the realization he was traveling and helping a wanted fugitive -Characters: Huck, Jim
-Setting: Tennessee -Plot Overview: As the journey continues, Huck starts to question if he should be helping Jim or not. Jim and Huck are separated after a steamboat destroys the raft. Huck gets in the middle of a family feud between two rivaling families. -Conflict: Man vs. Self- It dawns on Huck that he is helping a criminal and he wonders if he is now going to hell for deciding to help a slave escape. -What Huck Learns: Huck begins to get a glimpse of the negative aspects of human nature. -Essential Questions: What can war, violence, and discrimination do to society? What is the true reason for a fighting a war? -Quote: “It didn’t take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds. But I never said nothing, never let on; kept it to myself; it’s the best way; then you don’t have no quarrels, and don’t get into no trouble. If they wanted us to call them kings and dukes, I hadn’t no objections, ‘long as it would keep peace in the family; and it warn’t no use to tell Jim, so I didn’t tell him. If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.” (p. 125) -Characters: Huck, Jim, the Duke,
the King, the townspeople
-Setting: the Mississippi River -Plot: As Huck and Jim continue down the river, they come across two curious men claiming to be royalty. Their true intentions begin to unravel when the four make their way to a nearby town. -Conflict: Man vs. Himself- Huck knows the two con men are lying but is avoiding saying anything about it. -What Huck Learns: There are some things that Huck cannot control; bad people cannot be changed by exposure to their negative qualities. -Essential Questions: What can your upbringing teach you about people? Is ignorance really bliss? -Quote: “The average man’s a coward…
Your newspapers call you a brave people
so much that you think you are
braver than any other people – whereas
you’re just as brave, and no braver.
Why don’t your juries hang murderers?
Because they’re afraid the man’s friends
will shoot them in the back, in
the dark – and it’s just what they would do.” (p. 146) -Characters: Huck, Jim, the duke,
the dauphin, Boggs, the townspeople
-Setting: a small town in Arkansas - Plot Overview: The duke and the dauphin continue to con Huck, Jim, and all of the townspeople. Huck witnesses the shooting of a drunken man and also sees a circus. The duke and the dauphin lure in the townspeople with their gaudy play performances. Jim shows signs of discontentment by “moaning and mourning” for his wife and children. -Conflict: Man vs. Man- General Sherbaun and Boggs
Man vs. Society- Sherbaun gives speech regarding human nature.
Man vs. Self- Jim’s mourning the loss the loss of his family and his guilt over having beaten his daughter. -What Huck Learns: Humans are cowards
that hide behind words and violence. -Essential Questions:
Is war an act of bravery or cowardice?
Are words truly more effective than actions? -Quote: “I says to myself, this is another
one that I’m letting him rob her of her money. And when she got through they all jest laid theirselves 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.” (p. 175) -Characters: Huck, Jim, the duke, the dauphin, the Wilks sisters, Dr. Robinson, the Wilks’ slaves, the real Harvey and William Wilks, lawyer, mob
-Setting: the Wikse’s house in an unnamed town - Plot Overview: Journeying further down the river, the dauphin come across a traveler who tells him of the deceased Peter Wilks, who left his fortune to his two brothers, who lived in England and has not been seen for years. The duke and the dauphin come up with new scheme to get this fortune. Huck begins to become more and more appalled by the behavior of the two con men and quickly crafts a plan to thwart them. -Conflict: Man vs. Self- Huck begins to grow very irritated by the nature of the two con men. His outlook on the world and human nature undergoes a major change during this episode. He begins to feel remorse and has learned to act on his conscience.
Man vs. man – The Wilks family and the mob against the duke and the dauphin.
Man vs. society – Huck becomes even more of a realist when he begins to grow bitter over the nature of men. - What Huck Learns: Huck learns the value of honesty and does not want to be involved with such corruption anymore. -Essential Questions: How much manipulation is too much? How much do people around you influence your outlook of the world? -Quote: “It made me shiver. And I about made up my mind to pray, and see if I couldn’t try to quit being the kind of a boy I was and be better. So I kneeled down. But the words wouldn’t come. Why wouldn’t they? It warn’t no use to try and hide it from Him. Nor from me, neither. I knowed very well why they wouldn’t come. It was because my heart warn’t right… You can’t pray a lie – I found that out.” (p. 213) -Characters: Huck, Jim, duke, dauphin, Sally Phelps, Silas Phelps, Tom Sawyer
-Setting: the raft, Phelps’ farm (Arkansas) - Plot Overview: After escaping from the duke and the dauphin, Huck finds no trace of Jim deduces that the dauphin sold him to a man named Silas Phelps. Huck has another inner conflict and considers owning up to helping Jim escape, but soon realizes he has no intention of doing so. He then ventures to the Phelps’ farm to retrieve Jim. Adventure quickly ensues when it is discovered that Silas is the uncle of Tom Sawyer, who quickly agrees to help Huck rescue Jim. -Conflict: Man vs. society – Huck is angry about the way people work and how people decide right and wrong. He doesn’t care that it is considered “wrong” to free Jim from slavery, because he feels that it is right.
Man vs. self – Huck has a bout of confusion during which he is not really sure if he should turn himself in or not. -What Huck Learns: He learns that honesty is the best policy especially to one’s owns self. -Essential Questions: Is doing the right thing always okay, even if it is done in the wrong way? Does guilt justify negative actions? -Quote: “Tom told me what his plan
was, and I see in a minute it
was worth fifteen of mine for style,
and would make Jim just as free a
man as mine would, and maybe get us
all killed besides.” (p. 233) -Characters: Huck, Tom, Nat, Jim, Silas, Sally,
local farmers, the doctor, Aunt Polly
-Setting: Phelps’ farm (Arkansas) -Plot: Tom and Huck begin an elaborate plan to free Jim, based off of adventurous elements of escape they’ve read in books. This includes creating their own difficulties and obstacles. They manipulate many people, including Silas, Sally, and Nat, and try to force Jim to do ridiculously unnecessary things. -Conflict: Man vs. man – This conflict
is obvious. Tom and Huck manipulate
everyone to free Jim, ending in a chase
by the angry local farmers with their
guns. Tom gets shot over this. -What Huck Learns:
He learns that he and Jim are truly equal. -Essential Questions: Should you always trust the judgment of a friend? Does escaping society really make you free? -Quote: “Now she had a start, and she went on and told me all about the good place. She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever. So I didn’t think much of it. But I never said so. I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there and she said not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and me to be together” (p.3). – Huck’s view on religion against Miss Watson -Characters: Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer,
Jim Turner, Widow Douglas,
Miss Watson, Pap, Judge Thatcher
-Setting: St. Petersburg, Missouri -Plot Overview: Adults in Huck Finn’s life try to educate and civilize him, but all he wants to do is spend time with his good friend Tom Sawyer. All is well until Pap, Huck’s father, returns to cause trouble. -Conflict: Man vs. Society- Huck questions
his need for formal education and organized
religion. He wants to be independent
and trying to be his own person. -What Huck Learns: He does not need to follow a certain religion or education. He learns that civilization wants him to sacrifice his freedom, but he wants to resist it. -Essential Questions:
How important is organized religion? Is it necessary to conform for society? Episode One:
Too Cool for School Episode Two:
Pap's Back, Daddy's Home Episode Three:
LOST: The Sequel Episode Four:
The Raft: Part 1 Episode Five: Chapters 16-18
The Raft Part 2: Family Feud Edition Episode Six:
A "Royal" Pain Episode 7-
Just Clowning Around Episode Eigtht-
Identity Theft Episode Nine:
Identity Theft... Again Episode Ten:
Realizing it was
all for nothing By Danielle Young and Megan Thomas