Huck Finn Quotes Analysis

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Ch 13
“I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people take the most interest in” (pg 53)
Ch 13
Although Huck has left his home, he still follows her rules, and keeps her ideals close, as shown in the quote. Huck sees people like the widow as fixers. He sees them as people whose sole purpose is to fix the ‘rapscallions’ and bring everyone else up to their ‘level’
Ch 14
“He had an uncommon level head, for a nigger” (57)
Ch 14
We see Huck as a young, innocent boy, of which he is, which leads to his ideals on racism and equality as being almost the same as the widows. Huck sees all people of color as less educated, and although it may be true in many situations, …show more content…

He sees his previous life as something that isn’t considered home, which shows how out of place he felt with the widow and Pap.
Ch 19
"Old man," said the young one, "I reckon we might double-team it together; what do you think?"
Ch 19
The two con-artists could represent the relationship between Huck and Finn. People that are opposites, and an unlikely team coming together by chance.
Ch 20
“They asked us considerable many questions…was Jim a runaway nigger?”
“Goodness sakes, would a runaway nigger run south?”

Ch 20
Huck’s ability to lie is greatly improving. Huck uses word choice and diction to make the person asking the question feel as if it was unnecessary to ask.
Ch 21
"To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin,That makes calamity of so long life."
Ch 21
This is a sort of satire, where the person is trying to sound smart by reciting Hamlet, but clearly he is not smart.
Ch 22
“It warn’t funny to me, though; I was all of a tremble to see his danger” …show more content…

Why, before,he looked like the orneriest old rip that ever was; but now, when he'd take off his new white beaver and make a bow and do a smile, he looked that grand and good and pious that you'd day he had walked right out of the ark, and maybe was old Leviticus himself." (pg 119)
Ch 24
This quote shows Huck’s understanding of image. When the King and Duke dress up in nice clothes, Huck explains how they look like wealthy people instead of their old, dirty clothes. Huck understands how clothes play a huge role in first impressions.
Ch 25
“And the minute the words were out of his mouth somebody over in the crowd struck up the doxolojer, and everybody joined in with all their might, and it just warmed you up and made you feel as good as church letting out. Music is a good thing; and after all that soul-butter and hogwash I never see it freshen up things so, and sound so honest and bully”(179).

Ch 25
In the beginning of the novel we see that Huck wants nothing to do with religion and he does not see the point of it. As the novel has progressed, Huck is starting to realize that maybe religion and church could have a positive and upbringing mood and in the harsh world that Huck is discovering for himself, he understands why people enjoy the faith and music that religion brings to our

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