Essay on Study Guide Huckleberry Finn

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1. How does Huck solve the problem of forgetting his name? Bets Buck that he can't spell his name, and does, so then he knows his name - George Jackson

2. What does Huck think of the Grangerfords? Of their home? He thinks their home is really nice and he really likes the family

3. Huck often makes interesting observations. His comment on Emmeline
Grangerford is, “I reckoned that with her disposition she was having a better time in the graveyard.” What does this shows about Huck? She focused so much on death and people dying that he figured she was in the place she always wanted to be, she was happier there.

4. Why had Emmeline died? Sickness

Chapter 18

1. What is the cause of the feud between the Grangerfords and the
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In what ways are the situations similar? How does Huck’s response differ from the crowd’s in both instances? They are both drunk, they are both in danger. With Boggs, he is curious, with the circus he's afraid for the man

Chapter 23

1. Why doesn’t the audience “take care of” the king and the duke after the first performance? 2. What happens on the third night?

3. Discuss Huck and Jim’s comments on royalty in this chapter. Is it believable for
Huck to know so much history? Explain.

4. Why is Huck amazed at Jim’s mourning his home and family?

5. What does the story of ‘Lizabeth show about Jim?

Chapter 24

1. Why is Jim dressed up like a sick Arab?

2. Huck’s last statement in this chapter is, “It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.” What is Huck talking about?

3. How does Twain make it believable for the two rogues to impersonate the Wilks brothers?

Chapter 25

1. Huck describes the tearful scene at the Wilkses as the most disgusting thing he has ever seen. Does he mean only the king’s performance?

2. Why does the king give the money to Mary Jane?

3. Have the “rapscallions” hood-winked everybody?

Chapter 26

1. What decision does Huck make?

2. What are the plans of the king and the duke?

Chapter 27

1. Where did Huck hide the gold?

2. Describe the undertaker.

3. Where is the humor in Huck’s observation, “There warn’t no more popular man in town than what the undertaker