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Huckleberry Finn

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Transcript of Huckleberry Finn

A Hero's Journey: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Michelle Chen and Connor Chung
The Ordinary World
Life with the widow and Miss Watson:
civilized and uncomfortable
RETURN!
Refusal of the Call to Adventure
Calls to Adventure:
Sees Pap's footprint
Pap almost kills Huck in his sleep
Discovery of the
Walter Scott
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
Enemies:
Pap, the thieves, the duke and the king, and
the slave chasers
Meeting the
Mentor
Tom Sawyer instills the feeling of adventure

Discovers Jim on Jackson's Island

Jim teaches Huck much about the importance of family and the hypocrisy of societal values
Crossing the Threshold
Feigns death in order to escape Pap: death and rebirth in a new world

Huck learns from Mrs. Loftus that he and Jim must escape

Huck and Jim live on the Mississippi River
The Ordinary World
Uneasy, uncomfortable, or unaware
Audience identifies with situation
Background information, i.e. personal history

Call to Adventure
Situation is changed by external
pressures or from internal conflicts
Refusal of the Call
fear of the unknown
Meeting the Mentor
Training, equipment, or advice
Crossing the Threshold
enters a new, unfamiliar world
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
challenges and alliances
The Approach
prepares for major challenges
The Ordeal
confronts greatest fear, receives new knowledge
The Reward
celebration with danger of losing the treasure
The Road Back
the hero completes the adventure
The Resurrection
severely tested one more time
conflicts are resolved
Return with the Treasure
returns or continues with the treasure that has the power of transforming the world, for the hero at least
Joseph Campbell
A Hero's Journey
The Approach
The duke and the king sell Jim to a plantation

Huck's plan is to free Jim from slavery
The Road Back
The Reward
Huck is rewarded a family and an even greater appreciation for adventure

Jim gets his freedom
The Ordeal
The Resurrection
Huck decides that he cannot be "sivilized"

Judge Thatcher still has $6000 waiting for Huck.

Pap is dead, so Huck is free, along with Jim
Huck returns to the yearning for adventure that he had at the beginning of the book

Staying with Pap in the cabin:
violence and danger
Refusal:
Tries to prevent Pap from taking him
Many instances during the adventure (Jim's snake bite, the robbers on the raft)
Allies:
The Grangerfords,
Mary Jane, and the Wilks
the Phelps
Huck's plan goes awry when Tom shows up

Helping Jim escape becomes very comlicated

The violence between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons

He realizes that his journey is not over, and he decides that it is time he faces the fact that he can only be happy away from civilized life
Huck Finds a Home...


...Sort of
Huck crosses the threshold back home

He transitions from the river life to civilized life

Phelps' farm
Discussion Questions
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