Some examples of superstition in the novel are Huck killing a spider which is bad luck, the hair-ball used to tell fortunes, and the rattle-snake skin Huck touches that brings Huck and Jim good and bad luck. Superstition plays an important role in the novel Huck Finn.
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.
One night, Jim, Huck, and Tom make a successful break for the Mississippi River, only to learn, however, that Tom was shot in the leg by one of their pursuers. He also presents Tom to the Phelpses wounded but alive.
After he recovers, Tom reveals to an anxious Aunt Sally and Huck that Miss Watson wrote in her will that Jim was to be freed after her death and that she had died two months earlier. Tom wanted to liberate Jim for the sake of self-indulgent adventure. After things are straightened out, Jim reveals to Huck that Pap is dead; his was the corpse that Jim discovered in the floating house.
Cite This Page Choose citation style: Retrieved November 27, Published in , Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains an American classic taught in thousands of classrooms across the country.
While the book seems like a novel of adventure, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is at heart a satire in which Twain examines “civilization” and freedom in the pre-Civil War South.
In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim represents different things to Huck that make him a father-figure. Jim loves Huck and forgives him when he his less than kind to him, and Define the term satire and cite at least four examples from the The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Superstition In Huck Finn In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is a lot of superstition. Some examples of superstition in the novel are Huck killing a spider which is bad luck, the hair-ball used to tell fortunes, and the rattle-snake skin Huck touches that brings Huck and Jim good and bad luck.
Examples of Satire in Huck Finn: Superstitions written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 4/13/ Examples of satire used by Mark Twain include Huckleberry Finn's many silly superstitions.
At the beginning of the novel, Huck is racist and has little respect for the intelligence of black people. However, Huck is forced to acknowledge his own prejudice as Jim proves again and again that he is just as reasonable and practical as his white companion.
Superstition abounds in Mark Twain's ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'' In this lesson, we'll look at some examples of these and some quotes from the book that illustrate how superstitious.