January 1, 2012
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
Mark Twain, 1884
Huckleberry Finn, Pap, Widow Douglas, Tom Sawyer, Jim, Miss Watson, Aunt Polly, The Duke, The Dauphin, Judge Thatcher, The Grangerfords, Sally
Phelps, Silas Phelps.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
takes place in the state of Missouri and in towns around the Mississippi River
It also takes place in the mansion of the
Grangerfords, the Wilks’ home, the Phelps’ home, and Douglas’ home.
After being gone for so long, Pap returns after he heard of the fortune that Huck has acquired, he uses force to try to obtain the money, and Huck wants to kill
his own father for kidnapping him for the money (Chapter 8).
Huck escapes his father, and decides to run away from the confinement and the civilization he
hates. As he is making his way out of town he runs into Jim, who is a runaway slave of Miss Watson, both run away together (Chapter 8 ). Huck and Jim are
traveling down the river on their raft, where they encounter a wrecked ship filled with three thieves, Jim and Huck take money and good and go off with their
ship down the river (chapter 13 ). Huck is torn between himself when he can’t decide whether or not to turn in Jim as a runaway, he ultimately changes his
mind when Jim calls him his best friend (chapter 16) Huck and Jim are separated once again after a steamboat crashes into their raft. While alone, Huck has a
run in with the Grangerfords, a family who is in a feud with another family, the Shepherdsons. Huck escapes after two Grangerfords are shot while fighting
against two Shepherdsons. He then reunites with Jim (chapter 18). Jim and Huck meet two con artists who claim to be the The Duke and The Dauphin from