Ashore vs. Afloat Huckleberry Finn and Jim encounter many struggles and adventures throughout their time floating down the river, but it became similar to a home for the both of them. The river has a huge part in this book as it represents freedom and a safe haven, whereas the shore represents confinement and conformism. The difference between the shore and the river are very distinct and clear in the same way you can feel the influence of Twain’s views of society throughout the novel. The shore was never a good place for Huck. Huck was constantly criticized and put down by those around him. Tom Sawyer was the only person who understood him on shore. People on the shore that Huck associated with were white Christians. “…And pretty soon she would say, ‘Don’t gap and stretch like that, Huckleberry−why don’t you try to behave?’ Then she told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn’t mean no harm”(Twain 7). In this passage, Miss Watson is trying to civilize Huck and, in return, Huck just wants to live his carefree lifestyle like every other 13-year-old boy. Huck doesn’t want to conform to society and instead wants to go to Hell because he just wants a change in scenery. He has been raised by Pap who was a drunkard who taught Huck no morals in life, which influences Huck’s views of the shore greatly. He sees the people around him as uptight and nonsense speaking people, so he doesn’t listen to what they tell him to do. Society is pushing people like Huck and Tom to forget who they are and to be these perfect models of society, when they just want to read books and have adventures. On the other hand, the river is Huck and Jim’s safe place. On the river, it’s only themselves, and that means there is no one there to judge them. “…And let her float wherever the current wanted her to; then we lit the pipes, and dangled out legs in the water, and talked about all kinds of things−we was always naked, day and night, whenever the mosquitoes would let us− the new clothes Buck’s folks made for me was too good to be comfortable, and besides I didn’t go much on clothes, nohow” (Twain 124). Huck is talking about how, on the river, he can be vulnerable. Them being naked can be interpreted as them opening up, being there true selves and letting the vulnerable side out. Back on the shore, they always had to dress right, not smoke and definetly not talk about the things they did. The shore always made Huck act proper and perfect. They made sure that no one in society strayed from their beliefs and everyone had to believe the same thing. This river gives a whole new sense of hope to Huck and Jim through a sense of freedom and understanding towards each other. Twain thinks society is hypocritical. The majority of the societies in this area were white Christians who owned slaves. Twain thinks this is ironic because in the Bible it…
cycle for baritone and accordion entitled "Die Toten von Spoon River".
On June 2, 1957, the CBS Radio Network broadcast a radio adaptation of Spoon River Anthology, "Epitaphs", as part of its CBS Radio Workshop series. The adaptation was directed and narrated by William Conrad, with a cast including Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, Parley Baer, Richard Crenna, John Dehner and John McIntire.
In 1963, Charles Aidman adapted Spoon River Anthology into a theater production that is still widely performed…
http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/images/pics/platanista_gangetica_large.jpgINFORMATION ABOUT WILDLIFE ON THE RIVER GANGES
| A stocky freshwater dolphin, characterised by a long beak containing large, visible teeth. Like most river dolphins, this species has little need for vision in the muddy waters it inhabits, and as a result has tiny, non-functional eyes that lack lenses. Individuals use echolocation to detect food and navigate, and – to a very small extent –…
1993 Mississippi Flood
* Most devastating flood in U.S.A history in the Summer of 1993.
* The Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, was above the flood stage for 144 days between 1st April and 30th September, 1993.
* Approximately 3 billion cubic meters of water overflowed from the river channel onto the floodplain downstream from St. Louis.
* Seventeen thousand square miles of land were covered by floodwaters in a region covering all or parts of nine…
Different River Terms
A knickpoint is a term in geomorphology to describe a location of a river or channel where there is a sharp change in channel slope, such as a waterfall or lake. Knickpoints reflect different conditions and processes on the river often caused by previous erosion due to glaciation or variance in lithology.
Knickpoints are formed by the influence of tectonics, climate history, and/or lithology. For example, uplift along a fault over which a river is flowing…
ABOUT THE BOOK
This book takes place in the Canadian
This book is told in third person
omniscient point of view
This book is fiction
“that first night Brian decided he was
insane to have come back, insane to
have agreed to do it, and insane for
sending the plane away with all that
wonderful equipment.”(31) this quote
was important because Brian didn’t
want to relive what happened in the
Course of White Water River from its Source to its Mouth
The river starts at Pigeon Rock Mountain.
The river flows in a southerly direction from its source to its mouth.
The height of the land is 348 metres above sea level.
The river has steep valley sides.
It is a V-shaped valley as it is evident on map.
The tributaries that join the river include Yellow water and Pigeon Rock River.
Meaning of key words in investigation
Source: The source of headwaters of a river or stream is the place…
Worlds Largest Natural
Location: LAT_ 29.1508480 N LONG_89.2508700 W
South Central Shoreline of US on north side of Gulf of Mexico
The Mississippi River Delta is home to a large host of
living or biotic things. They are as diverse as the waters
that converge to form the region. From animals such as
alligators, wild pigs and beavers; to magnificent fowls
such as Brown Pelicans and the Snow Goose.…
16 July 2014
J9: Two Ways of Viewing the River.
This essays discussed about the beauty of the river which was seen in two different ways. He was a young steamboating pilot. This was his first time to see that river’s beauty. He actually felt in love with the scenes along riversides. From its graceful curves to sunset viewing, they made deeply impress on him. He looked bewitched at these sight-seeings. But gradually, with his routines on this river, it was not as beautiful as it had been before…