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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Megan Dieu

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Book V. The Movie* The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is based in the south of the United States in the late 1800's along the Mississippi River. It tells the story of a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, around the age of 12, as he embarks on a journey in which he discovers himself and the world surrounding him. As the story begins, he soon learns that his horrible father has returned to take him away. Huck Finn does everything is his power to avoid it, but is inevitably taken captive and locked in a cabin a few miles outside of town. Not too long after he creates a fool proof plan; to fake his death and runaway down the river in a canoe to Jackson Island. There he finds a negro, Jim, whom was the slave of the Widow Huck lived with before his father return. Jim and Huck Finn decide to journey down the river towards New Orleans. Along the way they meet varieties of people from all walks of life, get into trouble with the law and are almost drowned by a steam boat. In the end Huck is reunited with is best friend Tom Sawyer. Together they save Jim and begin a new life away from there past. Summary: "I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds, and so was Jim to get away from the swamp. We said there warn't no home like the raft, after all. Other places do seemed cramped up and smotherly, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft" (Twain 116). Favorite Quote: Evaluation: Character Analysis: Huck Finn, short for Huckleberry Finn, like any other boy his age, enjoys telling jokes, pulling pranks and getting a good laugh out of life and everyone he encounters. With a wild and very vivid imagination, Huck treats everything like an adventure. In some cases he is a pirate stealing "booty". In others he is a cowboy, taming the west. Going about life like this can be fun for Huck, but it also hurts all the people around him. Huck is mature enough to realize this. He realizes that his actions can hurt others and decides to "do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn't of done that one if I'd 'a' knowed it would make him feel that way" (Twain 86). Huck Lives With Widow
His father comes to take him away
Tom sawyer is his best friend
Jim and Huck meet up at Jackson Island
Jim is bit by a snake
Huck dresses up as a girl to get medicine for Jim
Huck Finn joins Tom Sawyers "Gang of Thieves"
The Widow and Miss Watson try to "civilize" Huck
Huck finds himself in the middle of a family feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By: Mark Twain First Published in 1884 Huck Finn is excited to escape the wrath of his father and the strictness of the widow, who prevented him from running and being free, but instead forced him to read, and become "civilized". Jim is happy to be away from the swamp where he was lonely and without companionship. Together they are happy. They feel at home because they are with the people they trust, love and consider friends. Home is where the heart is. The raft is home to Huck and Jim because that is where their heart is. Paraphrase: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an excellent book with an even better message. As Huck Finn travels down the river he learns that what is socially acceptable is not always morally right and what is right is not always socially acceptable. Filled with humor and sarcasm, Huckleberry Finn is an entertaining read that also has a good moral to the story. It is hard to read at points because of the thick southern dialect. Other than that, it is an easy to follow story line that always keeps you entertained. I give The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain two thumbs up! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys southern set books. This book will definitely help increase your reading comprehension level! Huckleberry Finn Huck and Jim run into The King and The Duke; two rapscallions
Huck's father is found dead in a house floating down the river
The Rapscallions get themselves, Huck and Jim run out of numerous towns
Jim is a runaway slave that is captured
Tom Sawyer and Huck meet up in the very end and start a new life living with Tom's Aunt.
They try to steal thousands of dollars from a family that just lost everything
Huck and Jim are separated more than once
Huck meets a boy named Buck who dies in the family feud Only covers the first 18 chapters of the book (out of 43)
No one dies
The ending is different: Huck goes back to Miss Watson and the Widow
Tom Sawyer is not evolved in the adventure except for the very beginning
Jim is not a runaway slave * The Movie is only 45 minutes long and is a cartoon (a very old one). Literary Elements: " I was pretty tried, and first thing I knowed I was asleep" (Twain 34). Point of View: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written is first person. Dialect: "Well, yo wouldn't 'a' ben here 'f it hadn't 'a' ben for Jim. You'd 'a' ben down dah in de woods widout dinner, en gittin' mos' drownded, too; dat you would honey. Chickens knows when it's gwyne to rain, en so do de birds, chile" (Twain 49). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has a southern dialect with very poor English and grammar usage. "Why you talk like a muggins" (Twain 193). Simile: This is a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare something. "Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles on, had just come to live with her, and took a set at me now with a spelling-book" (Twain 2). Direct Characterization: Here, Miss Watson is being directly characterized. Setting: "There warn't a window to it big enough for a dog to get through. I couldn't get up the chimbly; it was too narrow. The door was thick, soild oak slabs" (Twain 24). Huckleberry Finn is describing the cabin his father locked him in. "Then I turned around and there he was. I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much" (Twain 18). The antagonist of the story is Pap, Huck's father. He is the one person Huck is afraid of. Antagonist:
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