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He does not like him and realized that tom is acting like a child.He looses credibility with huck.
Trace the feelings Huck has towards Tom Sawyer throughout the novel. How does Huck feel about Tom by the end of his adventure?
It brings out huck's true self.
What role does the woods (nature as a whole) play in Huck's life?
In the beginning Huck and Tom were going to do terrible things like holding people hostage and now one of the members (Huck) was held hostage by his own father and now he regrets signing the will with his friends. It is also ironic because pap never wanted huck but now he is forcing huck to stay with him.
Describe the irony in Pap holding Huck against his will
The audience is left wondering what will happen if huck cannot escape from pap or what will happen if they boys do rob others.
How does Twain create suspense in the novel?
Foil characters are characters that are opposite of eachother. Jim=caring, wise and tries to teach huck life lessons, Shows huck what it is like to be lack and deal with the effects of racism. (acts like parent) Pap= just wants hucks money, hot headed, physically and verbally abusive, absent for most of hucks life. Huck learns what not to do when he is a father.
How are Jim and Pap foil characters?
Deciding if he should turn Jim in as a run away slave. His moral compass of trying to determine if he should continue down the river on this "Adventure". He is torn between following the religion of the widow and following his own conscious.
Describe the internal conflicts Huck faces throughout the novel.
He includes a realistic account of slavery by showing relationships between slave owners and slaves. He also uses the n word to show the derogatory nature in which they are addressed by others. Shows that society is often times stifling to those who do not fit the status quo. He brings the issue of child abuse to the forefront of the story. Aristocracy(rich people) is not something to be admired
Outline and describe how Twain attacks the society in which he lives
His use of details and personification helps the reader feel like they are there. When discussing nature. We are able to quickly identify the feelings of huck based on how nature is personified.
How does Twain's use of personification add to the plot, imagery, and suspense in the novel?
The two men show how people in society can be intentionally cruel.
What role do the Duke and King play in the novel? What is the audience to learn from their characters?
The townspeople area taken advantage of by the Duke and the king. This mirrors how huck sees society and his role in it.
Describe the interactions between the Duke and King and the townspeople.
We would not be able to understand all the events if we were stuck inside the mind of one single person. By switching the views we better understand the events taking place.
Why does Twain constantly shift the viewpoint of the novel? At times we encounter first person narration, only to switch to a third person, or he will use eavesdropping.
Jim serves as hucks role model. At one point he did look up to tom. The Grangerford and shepherdsons. And the duke and king but he eventually realizes that they were all bad influences.
Who serves as Huck's role models?
They are eventually punished for their actions by the townspeople. They also consider selling jim at one point in the story.
How do we know the King and Duke are not to be admired by the audience by the end of the novel?
He captures the white attitude by using the many slave holders (i.e Aunt Sally) Aunt Sally says she was glad no one was injured in the accident when a black slave was killed. She does not see the slave as a person.
How does Twain highlight the "white attitude" of the time period? Which characters does he use to do this?
This adds to the adventure aspect of the story it also highlights thattom only cares about the adventures and not others.
Huck and Tom eventually wind up being caught in the middle of a shoot out. Tom ends up being shot in the leg. Why include such traumatic events in a story about a child?
Huck views Jim as another human being regardless of him being a slave. As the novel continues the relationship grows and Jim becomes a father figure.
How does Huck view Jim?
In the beginning he was immature but because of the experience on the river we see huck become more mature, This is especially true at the end of the novel when tom reenters the story.
Describe how Twain develops Huck as a character in the novel.
(moral ambiguity= something you believe in; unknown or unclear---the uncertainty of where someones morals lie) Huck keeps Jim safe and does not allow for the Phelp's family to sell him into slavery.
What event ultimately reveals the theme of moral ambiguity in the novel?
He did not want to upset huck by telling him that Pap was dead.
Why does Jim keep the identity of the dead man a secret?
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