The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Important Quotations Explained
Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize
me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering
how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and
so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old
rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied. But
Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band
of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and
be respectable. So I went back.
hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some
corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there
ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst
I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . .We said there
warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped
up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy
and comfortable on a raft.
was a close place. I took . . . up [the letter I’d written to Miss
Watson], and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I’d
got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied
a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All
right then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up. It was awful thoughts
and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and
never thought no more about reforming.
told me what his plan was, and I see in a minute it was worth fifteen
of mine for style, and would make Jim just as free a man as mine
would, and maybe get us all killed besides. So I was satisfied,
and said we would waltz in on it.
I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest,
because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and
I can’t stand it. I been there before.
by 14guerreroa, September 07, 2012
It's a very confusing book. Half of it I don't understand!
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by 1Dvashappening, November 04, 2012
I really don't think that what sparknotes says about the climax is true. When huck was thinking about writing the letter, it didn't seem so, you know, climaxy...
I think when Huck managed to escape when they found the bag of gold on the corpses stomach in the middle of the night, and then how he got caught by the two rascals is the climax. Or when they were running away from the farmers and their guns.
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by MishterSkullzy, November 27, 2012
Throughout the story you notice that Jim and Huck's relationship change slowly throughout the story, and actually induces the climax of the story.
In the beginning of the story Huck is the same as he was in the prequel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which was much more of a childrens book
(I've read Tom Sawyer, and reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn afterword about 6 years later seems almost like the book grew up with me, becoming more mature, and not so "sprinkled in sugar")
At first, Jim and Huck (after Huck's f... Read more→
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