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Hatfields vs. McCoys/
Transcript of Hatfields vs. McCoys/
Culture and Context on
Hatfield vs. McCoy/
Grangerfords vs Sheperdsons
in Huckleberry Finn
Presentation by: Francess Dolbrice, Mwakulomba Juma, Jessica Dort and Krystof Buz
Using this Mark twain mocks American taste and culture in the time period that Huck Finn was published
using Hatfield and McCoy famous rivalry as a basis, Twain also developed a mini story line to add drama and slight romance to the adventure novel, Huckleberry Finn
The Shepherdsons and Grangerfords
"a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that ather man's brother kills him; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the cousins chip in- and by -and-by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud. But it's kind of slow and takes a long time"
pg96-97 chapter 18
"Well, den, Miss Sophia's run off in de night some- nobody don't jis' when; run off to get married to dat young Harney Shepherdson, you know-leastways, so dey 'spec"
pg 101 chapter 18
the two star crossed lovers running away with each other
a passionate family feud dating far back
Intense family traditions involving countless mindless killings
philosophical revolt against rationalism (senses and emotion over reason and intellect)
THE END !!!
History of the Hatfield and McCoy feud
Took place in the 1800's
Involved two families in the West Virginia-Kentucky area
Mainly started with a love relationship
The feud is a symbol of family honor, justice & vengeance
Significance of Hatfield & McCoy in Huck Finn
Mark Twain wanted to pass down history
Relates to the setting and plot