The Grangerfords ch. 17 and 18

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Transcript The Grangerfords ch. 17 and 18

Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
Hailee Richards
Lexi Mosley
Hannah Gulden
Felicity Dougal
Madson Shamblin
Summary of Chapter 17 & 18:
A man invites “George” into his house, where the hosts
express an odd suspicion that Huck is a member of a
family called the Shepherdsons (Grangerfords feud
against).
They supply him with dry clothes
They to let Huck stay with them for as long as he likes.
One day, Buck tries to shoot a young man named Harney
Shepherdson, but he misses.
Summary of Chapter 17 & 18:
After church, Sophia Grangerford has Huck retrieve her copy of the Bible
from the pews. Huck finds inside a note with the words “Half-past
two” written on it and leaves it there.
Later, Huck’s slave from the Grangerfords leads Huck deep into the
swamp & tells Huck he wants to show him some watermoccasins(cotton-mouth snakes).
Huck finds Jim (Miss W’s slave) in the swamp. Jim says that he followed
Huck to the shore the night they wrecked but didn’t want to get
caught. Some slaves found the raft, but Jim reclaimed it by
threatening the slaves & told them that it belonged Huck.
Summary of Chapter 17 & 18:
Huck finds Jim (Miss W’s slave) in the swamp. Jim says that he
followed Huck to the shore the night they wrecked but didn’t want
to get caught. Some slaves found the raft, but Jim reclaimed it by
threatening the slaves & told them that it belonged Huck.
The bizarre feud escalates, and several men on both sides of the
family are killed, including Buck.
Huck regrets ever coming ashore and cannot tell us "all that
happened" because it would make him feel sick.
He gets back together with Jim & the 2 decide a raft is the best home
Huck’s development or lesson:
● violence is never the answer and you can’t fight someone else’s battles
● Just because a family has everything doesn’t mean they're perfect
● Buck goes off to fight in a long time family feud, Buck die
● Huck lost someone that was like a brother to him, by doing so
● Bucks family seemed like they had everything in reality they had nothing
●
“Well,” says Buck, “a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another
man, and kills him; then that other man’s brother kills him; then the other
brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the cousins chip in-and
by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain’t no more feud. But it's kind
of slow, and takes a long time.” ( pg 111)
● “We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all”.
Style/ Literary Analysis:
“Buck said she could rattle off poetry like nothing”(Twain
103).
“...-the undertaker never got in ahead of Emmeline, but once,
and then she hung fire on a rhyme for the dead person’s
name...”(Twain 103).
“...and it was good to see; but when he straightened himself
up like a liberty-pole…”(Twain 105)
MLA Citations:
SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
Twain, Mark, Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, E. Hudson Long, and
Thomas Cooley. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An Authoritative Text,
Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism. New York: Norton, 1977. Print.