Huck Finn Review Flashcard Example #22021

What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Clemens
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can best be described as a
Satire
Who serves as the narrator of the story?
Huck
What is the setting of Huck Finn?
The Mississippi River, during slave times
Twain’s novel has been banned for what controversial reason?
The use of the n-word
What is Twain’s approach to the issues of racism/slavery?
That it was wrong and he showed his internal conflict with the views of society and what he thought was right.
Huckleberry Finn
Narrator and main character of the novel. Goes through internal conflict with helping Jim escape from slavery.
Jim
The slave of the Widow Douglass, that escaped, found Huck, and continued down the river going through adventures.
Pap Finn
Huck’s abusive, drunken father who plots to steal his son’s reward money
Tom Sawyer
Huck Finn’s best friend. Tom loves make believe games and sets up a band of robbers. Later he and Huck live together with Tom’s Aunt Sally and Huck pretends to be Tom while Tom pretends to be his younger brother Sid.
The King
The elder of the two con men with whom Huck is forced to travel. He plays the naked man in the Royal Nonesuch and is the man who sells Jim as a runaway slave. He is later tarred and feathered along with the Duke.
The Duke
The younger of the two con men and the man who invents The Royal Nonesuch. He is later tarred and feathered in Pikesville. He played the deaf and dumb William Wilks.
Miss Watson
Widow Douglas’s sister who tries to civilize Huck through manners and religion.
Boggs
A drunk man who insults Colonel Sherburn and is later killed by him. The action takes place in the same town where the Duke and the King put on their Shakespearean show.
Widow Douglas
Town widow who tries to civilize Huck through kindness and religion
Col. Sherburn
The colonel in the small town who shoots the drunk and points out the flaws in mobs. Calls the towns people cowards.
Judge Thatcher
Kindly town judge who watches over Huck’s reward money
Judith Loftus
The woman whom Huck visits to gather news while pretending to be a girl. She tells him that she suspects Jim is hiding on Jackson’s Island. Huck barely has time to get back to Jim and get them both off the island
Buck Grangerford
Youngest boy, befriends Huck and is subsequently killed by the Shepherdsons.
Harney Shepardson
runs away to get married to Miss Sophia Grangeford
Sophia Grangerford
The daughter of Col. Grangerford who runs off with Harney Shepherdson and rekindles the feud
Wilks Brothers
Harvey and William (deaf and mute), from England, who the Duke and the King pretend to be, to get money from the Phelps
Mary Jane Wilks
sweet daughters of Peter Wilks, trusts the King and the Duke immediately, doesn’t even hesitate to give them the money that her father left in his will. Huck likes her and tells her that the King and the Duke are conning her family for the money her father left in his will.
Col. Grangerford
head of grangerford family in feud with the sheperdsons, in a feud that won’t end until everyone is dead, and they don’t know why it started, portrays south as lusting for violence
exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
rising action
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
satire
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
irony
A contrast between expectation and reality
foreshadow
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
imagery
Language that appeals to the senses
simile
A comparison using like or as
allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
How does Huck grow and mature throughout the novel?
He starts to realize that Jim isn’t property, that he’s a real person and he finds out that he’d do anything to help Jim get freedom
Comment on Huck’s feelings toward the King and Duke
Huck doesn’t like the King and the Duke very much but he doesn’t want them to be against him and Jim. So he goes along with what they are doing so he can find a time for him and Jim to ditch them.
Comment on Huck’s growth during the interactions with the Wilks family
Huck grows up a lot with the Wilks family because his conscience is telling him that it isn’t right what the King and the Duke are doing robbing 3 poor girls without anyone to look after them.
Comment on Huck’s personality when Tom Sawyer reenters the story
Huck is excited to see Tom because he thought he would never see Tom again and he had someone to help him set Jim free

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