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Transcript of Huckleberry Finn
By: Mark Twain Main Characters "What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?"
*At this moment Huck realized that he was going to help Jim out to become free. "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."
Huck and Jim, Chapter 18.
* After a while both Huck and Jim loved being on the raft and seeing how peaceful and free they were from everyone "These liars warn't no kings nor dukes, at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds."
Huck referring to the King and Duke, Chapter 19 Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer Jim Widow Douglas
AKA The Widow Pap Duke and Dauphin The Grangerfords Widow Douglas: The widow was basically the guardian over Huck since his father hadn't been around in a while. While Huck stayed with her she tried teaching him how to be "civilized". Thesis: The Author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, writes about Huckleberry's life experiences through his point of view Argument #1: While reading this book i realized one of the authors arguments was that in life many people go through struggles some succeed and some fail(ex: racism and slavery) Argument #2: The second argument would be how people have been raised and what choices they decide to make and how it could effect them Huckleberry: He is also known as Huck, in this book it is written in his perspective. He is a young boy that got rich from finding money that robbers stole. Huck is also being raised by the Widow instead of his father who has been absent for most of his life. Tom Sawyer: He is Huck's best friend and is the one that found the money with him. Tom is also the same age as Huck and he has a very big imagination. Jim: He is the Widow's slave but once he found out that the Widow was thinking of selling him he ran away. Jim ends up running into Huck and they ended up trying to get to a free state so that Jim could finally be free. During the journey both Jim and Huck became very close friends. Pap: This is Huck's father and is known as pap in the book. He is known as the town drunk that basically causes nothing but trouble. Pap is also an alcoholic and beats Huck. Duke & King: These two are con men and would scam different towns but once people started to notice what they were doing they would leave town. It was a mistake for Huck to help them run away but he had no idea what they do. The Grangerfords: This is a sweet family that helped Huck out when a ship wrecked his boat. What is interesting about the family is that they have been in a feud with another family and have slowly been killing each other off. In the beginning Huck is living a pretty stable life with the widow but things changed immediately after his father tried to get back in his life because he found out Huck got money and he wanted it. During the middle of the book Huck ends up being taken away from the widow and the father gets custody of Huck. Pap treated him really bad by beating him and locking him in the house with no way to get out. Once Huck couldn't handle it anymore he left by faking his death and that's how he ran away. Near the end of the book Huck runs into Jim and finds out that he ran away from the Widow. Huck was torn by doing the "right" thing by turning him in or helping him get to freedom. He decided to help him out and he ended up getting Jim to be free at the end of the book. "The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out."
*Huck finally had someone that was willing to take of him even though he would have a hard time adjusting to how she lives her life "I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All right then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up."
*Huck wrote a letter to the widow saying that he knows where Jim is but he changed his mind about it
*Huck was thinking of telling the widow that he knows where Jim ran away but he changed his mind "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." "Human beings can be awful cruel to one another."
Chapter 33 “Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it don’t make it right.”
*This is when Huck realizes that it's not right to have Jim as a slave "Give a nigger an inch and he'll take an ell"
*Huck was shocked to hear all the things Jim was planning when he becomes a free man he felt it was wrong for Jim to talk like that. "I dropped the canoe down the river under some willows that hung over the bank and waited for the moon to rise'
*Huck was just waiting for the perfect moment to run away from his father Jannel Duran
*Twain,Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut,New York ,Charles L. Webster Co., 1884