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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Transcript of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Plot Conflict By: Mark Twain Theme Settings The story took place in America Characters Huckleberry Finn
White 13 year old boy, smaller skinnier build.
Illiterate but yet he's intelligient
Adventurous and Brave
Son of the town's drunk
Comes from a abusive and poor home In Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, a young boy named Huckleberry Finn was adopted by two wealthy sisters namely Miss Watson and Widow Douglas. As he lived in their care, Huck Finn was thrilled by his new environment and is determined to experience an adventurous life. Growing up, Huck had a friend named Tom Sawyer. With both of them always seeking for adventure, Huck and Tom found a pile of gold hidden by robbers in a cave, and from there they instantly became rich. Everything went fine, until the return of Huck’s father then claiming his money. Huck had an abusive father; thereby leading him to his escape and his faking of his death. He hid on Jackson’s island, and there he met Jim, a runaway slave of Miss Watson. The two decided to leave town and took off the river on a raft. Huck and Jim struggle through different kinds of conflict throughout their adventure, but after that they manage to live in peace on the raft. However, the duke and the king joined them. Thus, unfolds the beginning of their greatest journey. Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was over all based on racism and slavery, right after the Civil War in the 1880's. There are other thems too such as ethics, morality, religion, and friendship. "Why, they said he couldn't be sold till he'd been in the State six months, and he hadn't been there that long yet. There, now – that's a specimen. They call that a govment that can't sell a free nigger till he's been in the State six months. Here's a govment that calls itself a govment, and lets on to be a govment, and thinks it is a govment, and yet's got to set stock-still for six whole months before it can take a hold of a prowling, thieving, infernal, white-shirted free nigger" - Pap This was said by Pap. It shows that he doesnt think of african-Americans as humans. He could have said this because the guy might be educated and smart but him as drunk as he could be. Jim
In his mid 30's, bigger build
African-American runaway slave
Extremely illiterate, but still he was intelligient.
Very superstitious Tom Sawyer
White 13 year old boy, smaller build.
Very mischievous and adventureous.
He is also illiterate but very intelligient, and a good problem solver. The King
Old man in his 70's
Claims to be the King of France.
Runaway scam artist.
Partners in crime with the Duke. The Duke
In his mid 30's
Claims to be the duke of cambridge
Runaway scam artist
Partners in crime with the King. Paps
In his 40's
The town's local drunk
He's always dirty and wears ripped up clothing
Father of Huckleberry
Illiterate Silas and Aunt Sally
Married
Aunt and Uncle of Tom Sawyer
They are always victimized by Hucks and Tom's plans The story was in the time
peroid of the 1800's Censorship Racist and offensive remarks towards African-Americans
Demonstrates convuluted ideals
Slavery
Represents moral censorship Relevance Demonstrates abusive behaviors
Corrupted families
Being unable to face life's obstacles
Overcoming fears
No equality The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn TRAILER Protagonist vs Society -Struggled to do what society considered "right" from what his concience told him otherwise. Protagonist vs Protagonist - Main struggle is with his concience. He often had difficulty distinguishing right from wrong. Protagonist vs Antagonist - Huck experiences hardship and abuse when his dad Pap comes back to claim him. Jim Man vs Society - Main struggle is with society. He faces hardship with society because of his race. - Also struggles with society because of his title as a slave. Man vs Supernatural - Jim believes that "witches" and all kinds of supernatural are out to get him and others within his race because of his superstitions. Tom Sawyer Person vs Himself - Treats most situations as if they are fantasy adventures that came out of story book. Paps Man vs Himself - Paps is titled as an alchoholic. - This gets in the way of his relationship with his son Huck. - Causes him to abuse his son. - His role as a dad would change and his relationship with Huck would become stronger if he were sober. Man vs Society - Paps is judged for being "the drunk" in the town. End. Duke King
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