Huck Finn: Essay On Each Chapt

In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the
narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact
tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less
respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to
calling Mark Twain a liar.
Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a
fictional character accuse him of "stretching the truth" in an earlier
book. Twain seems to be sharing a ...

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the way two grownups might be quietly amused at the naive things
said by a young child.

Huck tells us that he's been living with the Widow Douglas, a
woman he seems to like even though she has set out to "sivilize"
him. His friend, Tom Sawyer, has persuaded him to go along with her,
and Huck finds himself living in a house, wearing clean clothes, and
eating meals on schedule- activities that seem very unnatural to him.

Although he's able to put up with the widow, her sister, Miss
Watson, is another story. He describes her as a "slim old maid, with
goggles on," and he complains about her trying to teach him spelling
and manners. When she tells him about heaven and hell, he figures hell
must be a better place, since Miss Watson assures him that she is
going to heaven. ...

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But dumb or not, Tom gets to do what he wants. As the self-appointed
leader of the gang, Tom manages to get his own way just about all
the time. So he lifts Jim's hat from his head and hangs it on a nearby
limb. Huck tells us that Jim later turned this incident into an
elaborate tale of being visited by witches while he slept.

Huck and Tom get together with the rest of the gang, and they all
travel downriver to a cave Tom has picked out as a meeting place. Huck
reports what happens at the meeting, making no comment on it.

At the meeting, Tom outlines his plan for forming a gang ...

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