Study Guide Huckleberry Finn

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Study Guide Huckleberry Finn

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1. How does Huck solve the problem of forgetting his name? Bets Buck that he can't spell his name, and does, so then he knows his name - George Jackson

2. What does Huck think of the Grangerfords? Of their home? He thinks their home is really nice and he really likes the family

3. Huck often makes interesting observations. His comment on Emmeline Grangerford is, “I reckoned that with her disposition she was having a better time in the graveyard.” What does this shows about Huck? She focused so much on death and people dying that he figured she was in the place she always wanted to be, she was happier there.

4. Why had Emmeline died? Sickness

Chapter 18

1. What is the cause of the feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons? It's been going on for 30 years, no one remembers what started it, beyond a legal dispute over land

2. Which side started the shooting? Jason Zhang's side

3. Why is Twain so vague about it? No one can remember how or why the feud started, but in the last year, two people have been killed, including a fourteen-year-old Grangerford. The two families attend church together and hold their rifles between their knees as the minister preaches about brotherly love.

4. Buck tells Huck, “There ain’t a coward amongst them Shepherdsons – not a one. And there ain’t no cowards amongst the Grangerfords either.” What are the drawbacks to this sort of courage?

5. Why is the topic of the Sunday sermon “satiric”? the sermon was about brotherly love, and the 2 families are killing each other in a feud

6. What has happened to Jim since the last time Huck has seen him? Jim followed Huck to the shore the night they were wrecked, but did not call out to him, for fear of being caught. Some slaves found the raft Jim was on, but he reclaimed it by threatening the slaves and saying it belonged to his white master.

7. What does Miss Sophie do? runs off with Harney Shepardson

8. What happens to the various Grangerfords?...
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