Superstition In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Grade Level: 10
Date Created: November 21, 1996
Grade Received: 94%

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.
Superstition plays an important role in the novel Huck Finn.
In Chapter one Huck sees a spider crawling up his shoulder, so he
flipped it off and it went into the flame of the candle. Before he could get it
out, it was already shriveled up. Huck didn't need anyone to tell him that it
was an bad sign and would give ...

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that is the size of a fist
that he took from an ox's stomach. Jim asks the hair-ball; Why is Pap here?
But the hair-ball won't answer. Jim says it needs money, so Huck gives Jim a
counterfeit quarter. Jim puts the quarter under the hair-ball. The hair-ball
talks to Jim and Jim tells Huck that it says. "Yo'ole father doan' know yit
what he's a-gwyne to do. Sometimes he spec he'll go 'way, en den ag'in he spec
he'll stay. De bes' way is tores' easy en let de ole man take his own way.
Dey's two angles hoverin' roun' 'bout him. One uv'em is white en shiny, en
t'other one is black. De white one gits him to go right a little while, den de
black one sil in en gust it all up. A body can't tell yit which one gwyne to
fetch him at de las'. But you is all right. You gwyne to have considable
trouble in yo' life, en considable joy. Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en
sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you's gwyne to git well ag'in.
Dey's two gals flyin' 'bout yo' in ...

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