Huck Finn Post #3 (3/9/2012)

March 9th, 2012

1.  Pretend you are a character from the novel Huck Finn.  You may choose any character you wish.  Discuss what the character has been through up to this point in the novel.  Give specific details and accounts from the story.  You must include one quote from them from the actual text.

2.  Choose a passage from either chapter 28 or 29 and either interpret it or ask a discussion question about it.

Huck Finn Post #2 (3.2.2012)

March 2nd, 2012

Assignment one:  Go on to Google, and find an interesting fact about the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or about the author, Mark Twain (specifically when it comes to the novel).  Has this novel been in the news recently?  What was the writing process like for Mark Twain when he wrote the novel?  Did Mark Twain own slaves?  Experiment with keywords to do your search, and think creatively so posts do not repeat.  Post the URL to your blog, and summarize the interesting fact about the novel or Mark Twain in a few sentences.

Assignment two: Satire is the use of humor to criticize people’s stupidity or vices.  Give an example of how this novel is a satire.  Use a passage to back up your response.

Assignment three: Find one passage from anywhere in the novel and ask a discussion question about it.

March 26th, 2012

Jim has a lot of superstitions according to different things. One of them is that Jim thinks that Huck is still dead and the only one on the island. But, when Huck comes up to Jim, Jim freeks out and asks Huck to not kill him and i never did anything bad to you.

 

March 26th, 2012

Hello everyone my name is Jim. i will tell you about what i was thinking about when the Duke and the King just come on to me and Hucks raft. Well at first it really surprised me. I had no idea of what was going on. I was actually kind of mad because i was having a good time just me and Huck.  I got even more mad when they tied me up. I did not want to do that at all. I told them but they insisted that there idea was going to work. As i was tied up i was thinking how i was trying to get them off the raft as fast as i can. i thought of pushing them into the water when i got down. I also thought about asking them

 

Jillian Hannan

March 26th, 2012

Miss. Watson

I have not been through too much so far, although I am looking for my slave, Jim. He’s been missing for a while now, and i need to find him so i can sell him to the south. He’s worth 800 dollars. I don’t want to have to sell him, he’s a nice kid, but $800 is a lot of money, and that will help me out with a lot of things out here. “Well, you  see, it ‘uz dis way. Ole Missus- dat’s Miss Watson- she pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough, but she awluz said she wouldn’ sell me down to Orleans. But I noticed dey wuz a nigger trader roun’ de place considable, lately, en I begin to git oneasy. Well, one night i creeps to de do’, pooty late, en de do’ warn’t quite shet, en I hear ole missus tell de widder she gwyne to sell me down to Orleans, but she didn’ want to, but she could git eight hund’d dollars for me, en it ‘uz sich a big stack o’ money she couldn’ resis’. De widder she try to git her to say she souldn’ do it, but i never waited to hear de res’. I lit out might quick, I tell you.” This shows what is going on with me and why Jim ran away.

Huck Finn Theme: Superstition

March 26th, 2012

“Jim, had a hairball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.” This passage shows how superstitious Jim is. He believes that the hairball can predict people’s futures. Huck went to Jim to find out how long Pap was going to stay and what he planned on doing. Jim got the hairball and said something over it, then dropped it on the floor. Jim then got on the floor and put his ear to the hairball and listened for the spirit.

post #2

March 23rd, 2012

after Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn and many other stories he became the vice president in 1901.http://twainia.com/2011/04/do-you-know-mark-twain-interesting-facts/.

an example of satire is that Miss Watson was a christian and got on Huck about Christianity and she owned a lot of slaves.

March 23rd, 2012

1) An interesting fact of Huck Finn the book is that it was banned from a bunch of libraries for its criticism. http://abcnews.go.com/US/latest-word-huck-finn/story?id=12539499#.T1EFjIG31kQ. this shows that the had very bad criticism and people would not allow it in there libraries.

 

 

Huck Finn blog entry

March 19th, 2012

The character I am choosing is Jim. I went through many challenges and a couple of successes. Pretty much throughout the whole book I was going through challenges. Like I was on the run most of the book. And since I am black Huck and I had to travel by night so I wouldn’t get caught as a runaway slave. But when we met the Duke and the king they had a good idea that I could just act like there slave.But that also kind of ended up being a challenge too because I had to be tied up to the raft all day. But then they had another good idea for me to just act like I was a sick arabian slave, so i could just sitdown near the raft.

March 15th, 2012

1)The theme is superstition.

In the book it said, “Some young birds come along, flying a yard or two at a time and lighting. Jim said it was a sign it was going to rain. He said it was a sign when young chickens flew that way, and so he reckoned it was the same way when young birds done it. I was going to catch some of them, but Jim wouldn’t let me. He said it was death. He said his father laid mighty sick once, and some of them catched a bird, and his old granny said his father would die, and he did.”

Jim’s superstitions range from small predictions to events of huge importance.

Discussion question

March 13th, 2012

“After breakfast I wanted to talk about the dead man and guess out how he come to be killed, but Jim didn’t want to.”

Why doesn’t Jim want to talk about the dead man?

Huck Finn Blog- Andres 3/9/12

March 11th, 2012

1. My name is Huck Finn, and I have gone through a lot of challenges, and have had a lot of successes. For instance, I’ve gotten past my father when he trapped me in the cabin. He had gone away, and I got my axe and started to chop through the door to escape. “I took the axe and smashed in the door– I beat it and hacked it considerable, a-doing.” (35). I was able to get away safely with my Jim. I have also conquered the challenge of getting away from Jim’s pursuers. I had dressed up as a girl to go into town to retrieve some information, without getting caught as being Huck Finn. I met a woman by the name of Judith Loftus, who told me that she was looking for Jim, and my Pap, who had run off. Even though she saw through my disguise as being a girl, I still fooled her with my boy name. I got the information, and quickly warned Jim, and we escaped together.

2. “But I didn’t see no joke about it, and judged it would strain the duke and the king some to see any. I reckoned they’d turn pale. But no, nary a pale did they turn.” (198)

Why do you think the Duke and the King were not frightened that someone said they they were to real Harvey and William Wilks? Would you have been scared?