The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Vocabulary:

Setting: Mississippi river during the 1800’s
Main Characters:
Huckleberry Finn
Pap Finn
Jim
Tom Sawyer
Characterization:
Huck Finn– Narrator of the story. He is a very intelligent young boy and wants to do everything his way. “She was a stranger, for you couldn’t start a face in that town if I didn’t know.” •Jim- A household slave for Miss Watson, he is a very superstitious man and like Huck he is intelligent. “He said it would fetch us bad luck; and besides, he said he might come and ha’nt us…” •Pap Finn– Hucks father, he is a drunken wreck. He wears tattered clothes and doesn’t believe learning how to read and write is good. He also beats his Huckleberry when he does something Pap doesn’t like. “…an if I catch you about that school ill tan you real good.” •Tom sawyer-

Point of view: The point of view is first person. “if the men went to the island I Just expect they found the fire I built, and watched it all night for Jim to come” Plot:
Rising action: The rising action is when Huck finally escapes from his dad and fakes his own death. “Well, last I pulled out some of my hair, and blooded the ax good, and stuck it on the backside, and slung the ax in the corner.” Foreshadowing:

1)In the beginning of the book Jim tells Huckleberry his fortune and tells him his life will be filled with both joy and grief. This foreshadows that during his adventures Huck with have good times and bad times. “You gwyne have considerable trouble in yo life en considerable joy.” 2)Another example of foreshadowing in Huckleberry Finn is while Huck is staying at the Grangerfords Sophia asks Huck to go to the church and get her testament and on the paper it said “Half past two.” This foreshadows that something is going to happen to Sophia at that time. “ So I give it a shake and out drops a little piece of paper with “half past two” written on it with pencil.” Conflict:

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