In a series of adventures, Huck meets individuals whom he can't trust. These encounters serve to strengthen his bond with Jim (and make Jim look a lot wiser), and they also show what "real life" was like for many in America.
Describe one of the characters Huck meets in this section. Be sure to tell
- why she/he is untrustworthy, and
- what group in America that Mark Twain might have been describing.
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He meets a con artist named "duke" and he is un worthy because he made Jim and huck treat him like royalty huck realizes the two men he meet are liars but he does not want to start fights. He was describing the southern white racist men I think.ReplyDelete
I believe Sherburn was one of the untrustworthy people. I mean he seemed to want to kill people to me shooting his gun in the sky, and coming to his front porch with a loaded gun in his hands. I also think he was describing more northern people, they don't seem to have southern qualities.ReplyDelete
By, Ricky Motes
This is Alex and I spent two hours writing this Monday and for some reason my comment didn't come through. Every night of the week I have dance, and I do not have two more hours to rewrite this. Huck met two con men who called themselves the Duke and King, and they were people that were untrustworthy.ReplyDelete
The duke and the king that Huck and jim met were very untrustworthy. they lied to them the whole time.ReplyDelete
Huck and Jim meet two men that were causing trouble. After some begging, Huck and Jim let them on the raft. When they asked who the men were, the younger man lied and said he was the impoverished English duke as the dauphin and the older man said he was the long lost son of King Louis XVI of France. The two men were both professional con artists so they teamed together. Huck and Jim waited on the two men and treated them like royalty, calling them "Duke" and "Your Majesty". Huck soon realizes that the men are lying but does not say anything or else he would start something. I think Mark Twain was describing the two men as other con men now trying to scam people without them knowing it.ReplyDelete
The feud between the Grangerferds and the Shepardsons is an allusion to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Between Buck and Hucks' conversation Buck talks of the feud and says neither family knows how and why it started, just that they will fight till the last dies.ReplyDelete
In Chapter 19, Huck goes over to the shore one day to collect berries and he sees two men being chased by dogs. He helps them escape into his canoe and they all talk. One of the men is older, around seventy, and he was being chased for spending his time and money getting drunk. The other man, around thirty, was being chased for selling a product that not only took the tartar off of your teeth, but the enamel as well. He says that it would make him feel better if they all address him as "Your Grace. Huck and Jim feel bad for him, so they wait on him and act like servants. Huck eventually realizes that the two men are liars, but he doesn't say anything about it. He feels the best way to deal with these type of people is to allow them to have their own way.ReplyDelete
Dauphin. He does not seem to be a good person, nor his partner for that matter. They both are liars and cheaters, who take malicious enjoyment in their form of thievery. They bribe poor Huck and Jim for their sick amusement. They make a fake wanted poster for Jim. They basicly take over a town, and all for their own means! Northerners, were probably the group.ReplyDelete
In chapters 18- 23 Huck and Jim run into many people. One that stood out to me was the Duke. The Duke was very untrustworthy. He lied to Jim and Huck. I learned that you cant trust anyone or what they say. I think Mark twain was talking about Americans today and how they will lie to get what they want.ReplyDelete