The Mississippi River Runaway Flashcard Example #40423

Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Don’t it s’prise you de way dem kings carries on, Huck?”

“No,” I says, “it don’t.”

“Why don’t it, Huck?”

“Well, it don’t, because it’s in the breed. I reckon they’re all alike.”

What does the dialogue between Huck and Jim reveal about Huck’s beliefs?

Huck believes that many people cannot be totally trusted.
Read the comment by Huck from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

I smelt sickly eggs by the barrel, and rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in.

What insight does this comment reveal about the character of Huck?

Despite his lack of formal upbringing, Huck has good intuition when it comes to reading situations.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

. . . and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring-streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow.

What does Twain use to convey how ridiculous the king looked on the second night of the show?

humor
Which quote from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains sarcasm?
“They can turn it into a picnic if they want to—they brought plenty provisions.”
In chapters 22 and 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the idea that the common swindlers, the duke and the king, believably pose as royalty can be viewed as quite humorous. What does Twain’s use of this humorous situation throughout the passage accomplish?
It draws a parallel between common swindlers and those who rule the government.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Well, that’s what I’m a-saying; all kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”

Which of the following groups was Twain attempting to satirize with this statement?

the people in power
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Don’t it s’prise you de way dem kings carries on, Huck?”

“No,” I says, “it don’t.”

“Why don’t it, Huck?”

“Well, it don’t, because it’s in the breed. I reckon they’re all alike,”

“But, Huck, dese kings o’ ourn is reglar rapscallions; dat’s jist what dey is; dey’s reglar rapscallions.”

“Well, that’s what I’m a-saying; all kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”

Which best describes the satirical element of this excerpt?

Jim and Huck are basing their opinion of all royalty on fake kings.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

I stood by the duke at the door, and I see that every man that went in had his pockets bulging, or something muffled up under his coat—and I see it warn’t no perfumery, neither, not by a long sight. I smelt sickly eggs by the barrel, and rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in.

How does Huck’s use of dialect to describe the setting affect this part of the story?

The expressions he uses heighten the suspense that is building as the townspeople file in to exact their revenge on Huck and the others.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“All right, then—not a word about any sell. Go along home, and advise everybody to come and see the tragedy.”

Based on the excerpt, the townspeople of Arkansas are afraid of being seen as

gullible
Based on chapters 22 and 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, what is ironic about the fact that the judge proposes the plan to fool the other townspeople into attending the play?
A judge is typically viewed as the height of moral conduct.
Which excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains humor?
And they laughed all the time, and that made the duke mad; and everybody left, anyway, before the show was over, but one boy which was asleep.
Which excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn most clearly illustrates that the duke is someone who does not take responsibility for his actions and would rather blame others if something does not go well?
So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy—and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.

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