The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Homework Assignment
Chapters I to IV
1. Even though Tom feels that Huck is not ?respectable,? Huck is likeable, even admirable in many ways. We get certain impressions of Huck?s character in the opening chapters of the book. It seems Huck is used to caring for himself most of the time, but is now living with Widow Douglas. Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson, try to ?civilize? Huck, and educate him. Yet almost from the beginning of the book, Huck clearly doesn?t seem to have any interest in education, religion, or being civilized in general. Another important trait of Huck?s that we learn about quickly is that he is superstitious. ??I got into my old rags and my sugar hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.?? and ??I didn?t need anybody to tell me that that was an awful bad sign and would fetch me some bad luck??? are examples of his rejection to ?civilization? and his beliefs in superstitions.
2. Jim is Miss Watson?s slave. My first impressions of Jim are that he is completely uneducated, very easily fooled, and extremely superstitious. Also, when he
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