AP Summer Assignment “Huckleberry Finn”
*The citations are used from iBooks version on iPhone
Chapters 1-3 Huck, Tom, and Jim
“The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and as free and satisfied.” (Chapter 1, Page 15 ) | Basically, this quote shows that Huck is not civilized to begin with. He also seems to find civilized things such as being tidy and indoors unimportant. Huck does not like to live indoors to begin with, which is why he left the house. |
“The widow rung a bell for supper, and you had to come to time. When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals, though there warn't really anything the matter with them” (Chapter 1, Page 16) | Here is another quote by Huck that just adds to the evidence that he does not believe in being civilized. He does not find the rules of civilization to be of importance. |
“‘Now, we’ll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s Gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood’” (Chapter 2, Page 36) | Here is a statement by Tom. It shows that Tom and Huck believes in friendship dearly because it takes blood to join the gang, which is a pretty big deal. |
“Niggers would come from all around there and give Jim anything they had, just for a sigh of that five-center piece;” (Chapter 2, Page 34) | Actually with the background information from this quote, it shows that Jim believes in superstition, or can be a liar with the story that he’s told. He just likes to embrace the spotlight. |
“Yes, he’s got a father, but you can’t never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but...