Presented By: Sravya, Brite, Evan, and Sean
English 10 Honors – A Block
Huck and Jim go through the things
that they stole form the gang when
they stole the boat. There are boots,
blankets, clothes, books, and
Jim and Huck talk and read all
◦ Argue about the moral of the
biblical story “Solomon’s
judgment” and whether or not
Solomon was wise
◦ Argue over whether it is naturally
right for humans to speak
different languages
Huck realizes he’s separated from Jim
When Huck finally finds Jim, he plays a trick
on him
Jim is happy that Huck is alive and he tells
Huck about the fog and his “dream”
Jim realizes that Huck was actually lost
Huck feels mean and awful
Huck and Jim think they have not yet made it to Cairo and resolve to
stop at the next passing town to find out how close they are
Thinking that Jim is about to be free, Huck feels overwhelming regret
and guilt for helping Jim
Huck decides to tell two men on a skiff about Jim's escape, but falters
and gets out of this situation by pretending his father is on the raft
and has smallpox
Huck asks a man on a skiff if the lights ahead of them are from Cairo,
and the man says that the are not
Jim and Huck realize that they passed Cairo during the foggy night
Jim and Huck decide to ride further down the river to buy a new
canoe to paddle upstream because their old one is lost
A steamboat destroys the raft and Huck is separated from Jim
Huck climbs ashore and is caught by dogs in front of a house
 The
Grangerfords take in Huck, let
him stay for as long as he likes
 Huck admires the house and the
works of Emmeline
 He thinks that nothing could be
better than the house
Huck introduces the Grangerford family and finds out
about the feud between the Grangerfords and Sheperdsons
when Buck Grangerford shoots Harney Sheperdson
Huck helps Sophia retrieve a piece of paper
Jack helps Huck reunite with Jim and the raft is being
There is a quarrel between the Grangerford and
Sheperdson families when Sophia runs away to marry
Huck is sickened by the fight and the killed people
Huck relies on the fact that he seems to be dead so that he
can escape on the raft with Jim
Jim: We see that Jim is not as smart as we thought and he is very
stubborn and hard-headed
Huck: We see a little of his racist side
John and Parker: Two men on a skiff to whom Huck almost
reveals Jim
Unnamed man on skiff: Huck asks him about their location
Saul Grangerford: "Old gentleman". Dramatic, kind, protective.
Buck Grangerford: Thirteen or fourteen years old, a little bigger
than Huck.
Emmeline Grangerford: Young girl (not fourteen yet) that died
from sickness. When alive, wrote poetry for the dead, drew
pictures relating to death and sadness.
Tom, Bob, and Rachel Grangerford: Live in the same household
with Saul and Buck
Betsy: black woman, servant of the Grangerfords
“I never see such a nigger. If he got a notion in
his head once, there warn’t no getting it out
again. He was the most down on Solomon of
any nigger I ever see. (Twain 71)”
Analysis: This shows Huck’s stereotypes of
African Americans and how he sees them all
as stubborn and refusing to accept new ideas.
“‘… my heart wuz mos’ broke bekase you wuz los’, en I
didn’ k’yer no’ mo’ what become er me en de raf’. En
when I wake up en fine you back ag’in, all safe en soun’,
de tears come, en I could ‘a’ got down on my knees en kiss
yo’ food, I’s so thankful.’ (Twain 77)”
Analysis: This quote really establishes Jim’s relationship with
Huck and it clearly defines how much he values Huck’s
presence. It also reestablishes Huck’s moral thought
process as although he did trick Jim in the first place, he
felt bad about it afterwards (we see this happen a lot
throughout the novel).
“Conscience says to me, 'What had poor Miss Watson done
to you that you could see her nigger go off right your eyes
and never say one single word? What did that poor old
woman do to you that you could treat her so mean?‘
(Twain 80)”
Analysis: Huck feels guilty for helping Jim escape from Miss
Watson. He has grown up in such a racist society that his
conscience is telling him that slavery, where actual human
beings with different skin color are owned as property, is
totally fine, but saving these humans from this harsh,
oppressive condition of living is a grave crime.
"Poor Emmeline made poetry about all the dead people when
she was alive, and it didn't seem right that there warn't
nobody to make some about her now she was gone; so I
tried to sweat out a verse or two myself, but I couldn't seem
to make it go somehow" (Twain 94).
Analysis: Huck shows his humanity by his concern for other,
even deceased ones. Before, in chapter 1, he said he did not
"take no stock in dead people". Here, he changes his views
and realizes how important the dead can be when he is
told about Emmeline Grangerford.
People must be open minded
to new ideas or else they
will never learn new things
or realize they are wrong
Again we see this through the
story of Solomon and the
Society is racist to the point that
laws and morals are unjust.
Huck thinks that slavery is not a
crime, but freeing people
from it is. He feels guilt from
the fact that he is stealing
“property” from Miss Watson
by helping Jim to escape
rather than pride from saving
someone from a terrible life.
Upholding family honor in the
form of violence is idiotic.
The Grangerfords and
Shepardsons try to kill each
other in a battle, where many
members of both families are
killed. They don't even know
the cause of the feud.
Society is inescapable.
Huck is sickened by the
family feud, and says that
the raft is the only
sanctuary. Every time he
and Jim leave the raft, they
get into some form of
What do you think Huck could have done to try to
explain Solomon’s wisdom and languages to Jim?
Could he have done anything or would Jim not have
listened? Did Huck give up to easily?
How do Huck's morals compare to those of today's
society? Do they change during his time with Jim?
Why or Why not?
Behind the Wood Pile. N.d. Huck and Jim. Blogger, 12
Apr. 2009. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.
Boy, That's a Lie. N.d. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Gutenberg E-Book, 21 Sept. 2011. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 14-18