Huck Finn by Mark Twain
Will Huck give Jim up to ease his conscience?
Chapter 16: On the way to Cairo
Huck starts to question whether what he is doing is right or not
Huck meets two men looking for runaway slaves (Stands by Jim)
A steamboat runs over their raft and separates them
Chapter 17: Huck turns into George Jackson
The Grangerfords take him into their house
Huck describes their house and family
Talks about Emmeline and how she "hung fire on a rhyme"(78)
Character Changes and Intros
Huck: Starts to wonder if freeing Jim is right. Sticks by him anyway. Becomes George Jackson. Begins living comfortably.
Jim: Excited to reach Cairo. Gets lost in Chapter XVI.
The Grangerfords: Nervous. Rachel, Saul, Buck(Huck's buddy). Religious. Emmeline was a poet and artist.
The tone of Chapter XVI is questioning. Is Huck doing the right thing?
The tone of Chapter XVII is informative and a little wistful. It sets the stage for the coming chapters as well as reminiscing about Emmeline.
Irony: "When I waked up in the morning, drat it all, I had forgot what my name was. So I laid there about an hour trying to think, and when Buck waked up, I says... 'I bet you can't spell my name'." Pg. 75 He forgot his name so he got someone else to remember it for him.
Foreshadowing: "So I reckoned I wouldn't bother no more about it but after this always do whichever come handiest at the time." Pg. 69 This might tell of a time he may decide to give Jim up.
Satire: Emmeline's Poetry