The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Jacob H., Karina M., Jo C., Clarissa I. Summary ❏ After crashing and falling off the raft, Huck arrives at a big beautiful log cabin. He learns about the feud between his hosts, the Grangerfords, and their neighbors the Shepherdsons. ❏ As “George Jackson”, Huck befriends Buck and finds Emmeline, a Grangerford who died of sickness, and her poems intriguing. ❏ When Huck and Buck go hunting, he shoots at Harney Shepherdson but misses. Surprisingly, the Shepherdson boy doesn’t fight back and rides away. ❏ Buck tells Huck that neither of the families remember how the feud began. ❏ One day, Sophia, Buck’s sister, asks Huck to retrieve a bible (with a hidden message inside saying, “Half past two”). Sophia tells him to forget about the Summary (Continued) ❏ A family slave leads him to a swamp that night claiming he wants to show Huck some moccasins. Instead, Huck finds Jim waiting for him. Jim had found and repaired the raft. ❏ The day after that, Sophia Grangerford runs off to get married to Harney Shepherdson. It results in a huge gun fight between the two families. People from both sides of the family die, including Buck. ❏ Huck regrets coming to the cabin and claims the battle is too sickening to tell in further detail. ❏ Huck and Jim ride off in the raft and decide that there “warn’t no home like a raft”. What is the Lesson ? ❏ The lesson that Huck learns in chapters 17 and 18 is that people should learn to forgive and let go of their feuds. ❏ The Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords are basically fighting over nothing because they can not remember why they hate each other. ❏ The families are blinded by hate and do not even notice when one of their family members dies. ❏ Huck learns that no matter the reasons he is mad at someone he should either learn to let go of the reason or forgive the other person(s). How is the lesson Learned? ❏ Huck observed both the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons and realized that feuding over trifling matters does not get anyone anywhere in life. ❏ For example the death of Saul, Tom, Bob, Buck, and Joe along with around to two or three relatives from the Shepherdsons family. Literary Analysis Theme: ❏ Insignificant quarrels can lead up to huge disasters. ❏ The pressure of these two families continue to build up despite the unknown cause. ❏ “The men took their guns along... and kept them between their knees or stood them against the wall.” (Twain 117) ❏ When Miss Sophia and Harney Shepherdson ran off, that released all of the stress that was built up. ❏ “...en ole Mars Saul en de boys tuck dey guns en rode up de river road for to Literary Analysis (continued) Diction: ❏ The Grangerfords are reassured as southerners due to their limited vocabulary and extensive use of “nigger”. ❏ The slaves on the other hand have very broken English and don’t pronounce the entire word. ❏ “How I gwyne to ketch her en I out in de woods?” (Twain 119) Literary Analysis (continued p.2) Tone: ❏ Throughout the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons battle for “family honour” and all of that, we see a steady pace of comedy and humour. ❏ But once Buck dies, a sudden change in tone goes from humorous to serious ❏ “I ain’t going to tell all that happened-it would make me sick again if I was to do that” (Twain 122) Bibliography ❏ Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. N.Y.: Baronet, 1990. Print.