How does Huck feel about Mary Jane in these chapters? How does it help to characterize the town? What connection does Huck see between the duke and king and real royalty? How does the king learn about the Wilks family? Who does Tom pretend to be? Tom is angered by this and insists that Huck pay for the watermelon. What does Huck do with his money? How does Huck respond to the duke and the king being tarred and feathered? What narrative purpose does the doctor's refusal to share a canoe with Huck serve? How does Huck know that his father has returned?. Two-thirds of the nation have always had hard luck and a hard time during the year, and this has a calming effect upon their enthusiasm. How would you compare this with their behavior in earlier chapters? Who comes in right after he has finished? For the first time the novel is dealing with the issue of loyalty, which will later have a strong impact on each character's decisions. One night, during a strong storm, they see a wrecked steamboat ahead of them. Why can't Huck and Jim escape from the boat? Are they better, worse or about the same? Huck finds Jim on Jackson's Island in the Misissippi River, where Jim was hiding. What do you think it is about her that he responds to most deeply? Mencken Follow this link to read reviews of the book when it first came out.
His best use of irony concerns the three robbers on the wrecked steamboat. What happened to the raft? How does Huck respond to the duke and king being tarred and feathered? How do Huck and Jim know that they passed Cairo? When Tom devises a coat of arms for Jim, what evidence is there that his knowledge of these things is really quite superficial? Why does he decide to run away? Interpreting Meanings What accounts for Huck's surprise that Tom will help him steal Jim? When Huck and Jim lose their raft, they need to steal the robbers' skiff. What had the duke and the king been doing before they met Huck? Chapters 36-39 Identifying Facts What do Huck and Tom use for light while they are digging? Does it remind you of anything earlier in the novel? Interpreting Meanings What does Huck's insistence on boarding the wrecked steamboat tell us about Huck? What do you think clothes might be associated with in this novel? Analysis These chapters provide insight into Jim's character. Together they discover that their raft has come untied and floated away. With Huck and Jim below Cairo and the raft destroyed, where do you think the plot can go from here? Why do you think Jim is so vehement in his dislike of King Solomon? How does Tom get hurt? How does the king dupe the people at the camp meeting? Huck continues in the skiff. What does Sherburn do to Boggs? This i … s,in a way, the punishment but it also becomes a life lesson for Huck's journey of coming to age.
Huck realizes that all three men aboard the wreck have surely drowned. He calls out to see if anyone is still on board and alive. But he doesn't betray Jim. He truly shows that he values all of humanity, in spite of their social class; this is the trait that allows Huck to totally accept Jim as his friend later in the novel. How does Huck like life with his father? How does Huck convince the men looking for runaway slaves not to search the raft? How does Huck know that the drowned body that is found is not his Pap? He wants to notify the authorities quickly about the wreck, in hopes of saving Jim Turner from being murdered by the other two scoundrels. Briefly describe the Phelps farm.
Chapters 30-32 Identifying Facts Who does the duke think hid the money in the coffin? There are three robbers on board, two of whom have tied up the third man. Where does Miss Watson take Huck to pray? What effect do the warnings have on the family? He is truly shocked that Jim would steal his wife and children. Jim makes sure Huck doesn't see his face, so Huck doesn't know that his father was kill … ed. Why do they end up the way they do? He finds Jim asleep and wakes him up. What does Jim think has happened to him as a result of the trick that Tom plays on him? Check out this where you can type in specific words or phrases and the computer will search the whole book and tell you where they show up. The man immediately gets his ferry moving to try and save them.
Jim is much less adventurous then Huck is and it causes friction in their relationship a … s Huck is always looking for trouble. Briefly describe the Phelps farm. What kind of show do the king and duke plan at first? How do Huck and Jim know that they have passed Cairo? Do you think it is accurate? Whom do Huck and Jim discover on the wrecked steamboat? How do Huck and Jim dress on the raft? Questions for chapters 24-26 66. Who does the duke think hid the money in the coffin? Huck feels terrible about what he did and apologizes to Jim. Questions for chapters 19-23 51. What theory does Jim come up with regarding the origin of the stars? Would you say that the Grangerfords are basically good or bad people? However, when Huck mentions King Solomon, Jim starts telling him that Solomon was one of the most foolish men who ever lived.
To use the one linked here, go to Authors and scroll down until you get to American Authors, then select Twain, you might want to notice all the other authors listed here-- super useful for future studies or for those of you who might want to compare an aspect of Huck to an aspect of another text. What do you think Twain is implying about human nature with this? Next, Huck tries to explain to Jim that Frenchmen speak a different language. Robinson think that the king is a fraud? How does Huck meet the men who later identify themselves as the duke and the king? Where does Huck's father take him? Disappointed, but proud of his effort, Huck paddles downriver until he meets up with Jim. How would you compare the circus to the entertainment provided by the duke and king? Do you think this characterization of the townspeople is accurate? The Thankfulness is not so general. They are surprised to hear voices, which Huck goes to investigate. How would you characterize Mrs. Chapters 33-35 Identifying Facts What does Tom think Huck is at first? He risks his life trying to navigate the river in the fog in order to be reunited with Jim.
Huck in Song A concordance is a source that lists all the references to a specific word within a text. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Chapters 1-3 Identifying Facts What doesn't Huck like about the Widow Douglas? Chapters 19-20 Identifying Facts What theory does Jim come up with regarding the origin of the stars? Phelps about the steamboat accident Huck makes up? Huck tries to make the analogy that a cat and a cow do not speak the same language, so neither should an American and a Frenchman. What does Jim discover in the house that is floating down the river? Why doesn't Huck sneak out at night to visit Tom? It is also clear in the beginning of this scene that Huck is still prejudiced against Jim. Why do you think Huck tries to help the duke and the king when he finds out that the townspeople know about them? What characteristics does Aunt Sally have that enable the boys to take advantage of her? Questions for chapters 8-11 21. What does Huck learn about Jim from his visit to Mrs. Notes Huck shows his basic kindness in this chapter. What does this tell us about Huck? How does Huck escape from his father? Thus, the robbers meet the fate they condemned their partner to, namely drowning.
What is Sherburn's attitude toward the men attempting to lynch him? Together they shove off, after piling their belongings onto the raft, which they then tow behind them. How would you compare these townspeople with the inhabitants of the townspeople in the last episode? Where is Huck going at the end of the novel? How does the king dupe the people at the camp meeting? Chapters 24-26 Identifying Facts What arrangement does the duke make so that Jim doesn't have to be tied up all day? In this section, it becomes obvious that Jim would be willing to sacrifice a great deal to ensure Huck's safety. Is there any evidence that Jim is really suffering during all of this? How does Huck escape from his father? Why do you think so? How do Huck and Jim know that they have passed Cairo? She finally gets to the news about and Huck and tells him that there is a three hundred dollar bounty for capturing Jim. Let us all give humble, hearty, and sincere thanks now, but the turkeys. Huck and Jim are able to escape because two of the men realize that their partner still has with him a share of the loot, and they want to retrieve it.
Why does Hines claim that the duke and king are frauds? What qualities do the Wilks girls have that allow them to be duped so easily? How does this response help to satirize a slave society? Since it is almost morning, they go ashore to sleep. Who does Aunt Sally blame for the missing shirt? What narrative problem does their appearance solve? How does Twain use irony in the discussion between Huck and Mrs. He apologizes for mocking Jim, thus acknowledging really for the first time Jim's humanity and equal standing to himself. Why do you think so? How believable is the deus ex machina through which Jim is freed? Where does Miss Watson take Huck to pray? Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments. Loftus figure out that Huck is not a girl? Is his response at all surprising? Interpreting Meanings What is the principal conflict in Huck's mind about Jim? What does this tell us about Huck? Who does Aunt Sally blame for the missing shirt? Questions for chapters 27-29 76. Apparently some of the townspeople believe that Jim killed Huck and ran away, while other people believe that killed Huck. They are surprised to hear voices, which Huck goes to investigate.
Whom do Huck and Jim discover on the wrecked steamboat? Just as they find it, the two robbers emerge and place the goods they have looted into the skiff. How is the first performance by the duke and king received? How would you compare these townspeople with the inhabitants of the townspeople in the last episode? Hearing nothing, he paddles away to catch up with Jim. What characteristics does Aunt Sally have that enable the boys to take advantage of her? What is the attitude of steam-boatmen toward raftsmen? Who comes in right after he has finished? They only travel at night to avoid being seen and questioned. Jim is so close to freedom he can taste it and Huck's conscience is torturing him for helping Jim. Do you think this characterization of the townspeople is accurate? How does the duke arrange for them to float by day? Chapters 12-14 Identifying Facts How do Huck and Jim avoid being seen while they are floating down the river? He wakes up the sleeping watchman of the boat and makes up a story that his mother, father, and a rich lady are stuck on the wreck.