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Chapter 1 Huckleberry Finn introduces himself as a character from the book prequel to his own, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. So Huck does as the Widow tells him and gets to play robbers with Tom and other boys once in a while.
Even as Huck grows to enjoy his lifestyle with the Widow, his debauched father Pap menacingly reappears one night in his room. However, the two fail in their custody battle, and an infuriated Pap decides to kidnap his son and drag him across the Mississippi River to an isolated cabin.
Huck resolves to escape from Pap once and for all. After some preparation, he fakes his own death. However, during trip into town while disguised as a girl to gather information, Huck learns that slave-hunters are out to capture Jim for a reward. He and Jim quit the island on their raft, with the free states as their destination.
A few days in, a fog descends on the river such that Huck and Jim miss their route to the free states.
In the aftermath of this fog, Huck struggles with the command of his conscience to turn Jim in and the cry of his heart to aid Jim in his bid for freedom. At last, Huck has his chance to turn Jim in, but he declines to do so. Huck washes up in front of the house of an aristocratic family, the Grangerfords, which takes Huck into its hospitality.
But the Grangerfords are engaged in an absurdly pointless and devastating feud with a rival family, the Shepherdsons.
When a Grangerford girl elopes with a Shepherdson boy, the feud escalates to mad bloodshed. Huck, having learned that Jim is in hiding nearby with the repaired raft, barely escapes from the carnage.
He and Jim board the raft and continue to drift downriver. A few days pass before Huck and Jim find two con men on the run. Huck helps the men escape their pursuers and he and Jim host them on the raft, where one of the con men claims to be a duke and the other a king.
One day, the king learns that a man nearby, Peter Wilks, has died, and that his brothers are expected to arrive. Huck escapes onto the raft with Jim, but despairs when the duke and king manage to do the same.
Desperate for money, the duke and king sell Jim to a local farmer, Silas Phelps, claiming that Jim is a runaway and that there is a reward on his head. The duke betrays to Huck that Jim is being held at the Phelps farm.
After some soul-searching, Huck decides that he would rather save Jim and go to hell than to let his friend be returned to bondage. Huck arrives at the Phelps farm where he meets Aunt Sally, whom Huck tricks into thinking that Huck is a family member she was expecting, named Tom.
Indeed, Tom is the family member Aunt Sally was expecting all along. Huck intercepts Tom as he rides up to the Phelps farm, and Tom not only agrees to help Huck keep his cover by impersonating his cousin Sid, but he also agrees to help Huck in helping Jim escape from captivity.
Tom confabulates an impractical, romantic plan to free Jim, which Huck and Jim reluctantly go along with.Sep 17, · Nuanced and highly engaging look at the context and creation of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," this book brilliantly examines the complexities and ironies (etc.) of Huck Finn, especially in terms of Twain's approach to childhood and, of course, race/5.
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Immediately download the The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Jul 14, · The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens by familiarizing us with the events of the novel that preceded it, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Both novels are set in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River. Mar 22, · In the novel Huckleberry Finn, the mississippi river is an extremely important setting. One reason why the river is so important is because it allows Huck and Jim to get from point A to point B, consequently making many different little stories and conflicts.
Huckleberry Finn introduces himself as a character from the book prequel to his own, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He explains that at the end of that book, he and his friend Tom Sawyer discovered a robber’s cache of gold and consequently became rich, but that now Huck lives with a good but.