Huckleberry Finn Quotes

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Huckleberry Finn’s Greatest Trait Huckleberry Finn is the most adaptive character in American Literature. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn has a strong wit and skills to adapt by thinking quickly, overcoming adversity and lying. First, if Huck did not think quickly he very well could die. When the got aboard the king went for me, and shook me by the collar, and says:“Tryin’ to give us the slip, was ye, you pup! Tired of our company, Hey?” I says: “No, your majesty, we warn’t---please don’t, your majesty!” “Quick, then, and tell us what was your idea,or I’ll shake the insides out o’ you!” “Honest, I’ll tell you everything just as it happened, your majesty…” Jim said it was so; and the king told him to shut up, and said “Oh, yes, it’s mighty likely!” and shook me up again, said he reckoned he’d drownd me. But the duke says: “Leggo the boy, you old idiot!”(p.205-206). Huck has almost no time to react and uses his wit to come up with a story to get him out of trouble. Second, Huck Finn overcomes adversity many times. …show more content…

I was all over welts. He got to going away so much,too, and locking me in. Once he locked me in and was gone three days. It was dreadful lonesome. I judged he got drownded, and I wasn’t ever going to get out anymore. I was scared. I made up my mind I would fix up some way to leave there… So he locked me in and took the skiff, and started off towing the raft about half past three. I judged he wouldn’t come back that night. I waited till I reckoned he had got a good start: then I out with my saw, and went to work on the log again. Before he was t’other side of the river I was out of the

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