BC: Huckleberry Finn Scrapbook Andrew Mason Friday, November 16th 2012 Ms. Robinson Honors English 3 2nd Block
FC: Huckleberry Finn | Life on the Mississippi | Andrew Mason
1: Huck Finn | What a beautiful view!
2: Takes place in the 1830's | Pre-Civil War | Tension was rising | The Missouri Compromise was intended to help the tension, but war was inevitable. | Overview of the Era
3: Slaves were trying to escape | Missouri Compromise was passed | Slave's were trying to escape their masters by use of the underground railway | The 1830's were extremely tense because of the differences between the north and south because of the issue of slavery
4: Huck ran into Jim on Jackson Island
5: Huckleberry Finn was a 14 year old child. He was considered white trash and was relatively uneducated. He lived with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. They attempted to educate him but to no avail Huck's alcoholic father comes back and takes Huck with him. Huck can no longer take his abusive father and runs away. He runs into one of the widow's escaped slaves, Jim. They soon form a bound and set out on a great adventure together. He is a very conflicted child because he does not believe he should be helping Jim because it is a sin, but at the same time he grows to love Jim. In the end, he risks everything to help Jim | HUCKLEBERRY FINN
6: Jim was an adult African-American slave with no education. He decided to run away from his master for fear of being sold. He hides on Jackson Island and meets with Huck. Together they escape and Jim protects Huck.
7: Jim gives up hope of his family for Huck | Jim hopes to get to Cairo to become free and then come back and buy his family. When he and Huck pass this city, he decides to just stay with Huck to protect him. This is when he gives up on his dream of seeing his family ever again.
8: The Old Protecting the Young: Throughout the entire novel Jim protects Huck. When the two pass Cairo, Jim could have jumped off the raft and gone back, but he didn't. He does this because Huck is still a child and needs protecting. Huck is immature and cannot make decisions as well as an adult, and Jim feels obligated to stay with him and protect him at the chance of having his own freedom taken away.
9: Huck and Jim create a great bond throughout the entire book. Jim protects Huck, but later is saved by Huck | THEME:
10: Literature depicts one person or persons view of the world around them. They also display society as how they feel about it. In Huck Finn, Twain feels that slavery is an awful thing and that all slaves are not as bad as they are thought of. Twain displays Jim as an illiterate, but also as the most upstanding character in the whole book. In stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, the author finds something in society that he doesn't like and makes fun of it. Tom Walker becomes a money lender only after he makes a deal with the Devil. This is the authors way of saying that all money lenders are going to hell.
11: The Devil in Tom Walker | How Society is Reflected in Literature
12: People are transformed through their relationship with others by trying to change to be like the other person in order to get along. In Huck Finn, Jim and Huck change to keep the King and Duke from feeling bad and getting into arguments. Huck realizes quickly that they both are frauds but he still does all that they ask because he wants to keep the piece. Huck also changes his opinion on African-Americans after being with Jim. Jim does everything morally right possible and Huck begins to change his opinion on him. This later leads Huck to helping Jim escape from Tom’s uncle and aunt.
13: Essential Question | How are people transformed through their relationship with others?