Huckleberry Finn: Chapters 7-12

Tyler Swiggett, Luke Massella, Ryan Thomas, and Kevin Fodor

Symbols in Chapters 7-12
• Chapter 8 • Chapter 7
– – – – – – Cabin Canoe Fish Pap River Island – Baker’s Bread – Snakes – Jim On Water On Land Helpful Helpful On Land Hurtful Hurtful On Water

• Chapter 9
– The Cavern – Pap

• Chapter 12
– – – – Towheads Wigwam Lantern The Walter Scott – Thieves

• Chapter 10
– Snakes – Woman’s Clothes

• Chapter 11
– Mrs. Judith Loftus

Characterization through Chapters 7-12
• White Lies to Pap (Ch. 7) • Stealing Valuables (Ch. 7) • Faking Death (Ch. 7) • Sparing Jim (Ch. 8) • Ransacking House (Ch. 9) • Snake-skin Trick (Ch. 10) • Returning Disguised (Ch. 1011)

Grand Scheming Declining Practical Dishonesty Constant Thievery Declining Compassion Growing Foolishness Declining

T R A I T S

• Overloading the Raft (Ch. 12) • Boarding the Walter Scott

Discussion Question 1 (Chapters 6-7, #2)
Pap fits in the larger society: • He trades at the markets and docks • He fishes and hunts for his food • He smokes and drinks like the majority of males • Un-educated Opposite of Widow Douglas: • Widow hates smoking and drinking • The Widow is strongly religious • His lack of education (reading or writing) opposes her concentration on education

Discussion Question 2 (Chapters 10-11, #2)
Huck shows ability to get out of “tight” situations: • Dressed up as a girl trying to trick Mrs. Judith Loftus • Disguise does not fool her after his actions are a give away • He must think on his feet to make a back up story When Huck is caught by Mrs. Loftus he tells her: • Both his parents died

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