Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Hailee Richards Lexi Mosley Hannah Gulden Felicity Dougal Madson Shamblin Summary of Chapter 17 & 18: A man invites “George” into his house, where the hosts express an odd suspicion that Huck is a member of a family called the Shepherdsons (Grangerfords feud against). They supply him with dry clothes They to let Huck stay with them for as long as he likes. One day, Buck tries to shoot a young man named Harney Shepherdson, but he misses. Summary of Chapter 17 & 18: After church, Sophia Grangerford has Huck retrieve her copy of the Bible from the pews. Huck finds inside a note with the words “Half-past two” written on it and leaves it there. Later, Huck’s slave from the Grangerfords leads Huck deep into the swamp & tells Huck he wants to show him some watermoccasins(cotton-mouth snakes). Huck finds Jim (Miss W’s slave) in the swamp. Jim says that he followed Huck to the shore the night they wrecked but didn’t want to get caught. Some slaves found the raft, but Jim reclaimed it by threatening the slaves & told them that it belonged Huck. Summary of Chapter 17 & 18: Huck finds Jim (Miss W’s slave) in the swamp. Jim says that he followed Huck to the shore the night they wrecked but didn’t want to get caught. Some slaves found the raft, but Jim reclaimed it by threatening the slaves & told them that it belonged Huck. The bizarre feud escalates, and several men on both sides of the family are killed, including Buck. Huck regrets ever coming ashore and cannot tell us "all that happened" because it would make him feel sick. He gets back together with Jim & the 2 decide a raft is the best home Huck’s development or lesson: ● violence is never the answer and you can’t fight someone else’s battles ● Just because a family has everything doesn’t mean they're perfect ● Buck goes off to fight in a long time family feud, Buck die ● Huck lost someone that was like a brother to him, by doing so ● Bucks family seemed like they had everything in reality they had nothing ● “Well,” says Buck, “a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man’s brother kills him; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the cousins chip in-and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain’t no more feud. But it's kind of slow, and takes a long time.” ( pg 111) ● “We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all”. Style/ Literary Analysis: “Buck said she could rattle off poetry like nothing”(Twain 103). “...-the undertaker never got in ahead of Emmeline, but once, and then she hung fire on a rhyme for the dead person’s name...”(Twain 103). “...and it was good to see; but when he straightened himself up like a liberty-pole…”(Twain 105) MLA Citations: SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015. Twain, Mark, Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, E. Hudson Long, and Thomas Cooley. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism. New York: Norton, 1977. Print.