- 1 What happened to Miss Sophia Grangerford and Harney Shepherdson?
- 2 Why did Huck and Jim leave the island?
- 3 What happens to the raft in Chapter 16?
- 4 How did Huck escape from PAP?
- 5 Why does Huck think the fight was his fault?
- 6 Why was Emmeline so dark?
- 7 Why does Huck kill the pig?
- 8 Why did Huck fake his death?
- 9 Why does Huck Finn dressed up like a girl?
- 10 How are Huck and Jim separated at the end of Chapter 16?
- 11 Why did Huck lie to Jim about the fog?
- 12 Where did Huck lose the raft?
- 13 Why did Jim run away from Miss Watson?
- 14 What did Huck do after he escaped from his Pap?
- 15 Why does Huck smear pig blood in the cabin where he stayed?
What happened to Miss Sophia Grangerford and Harney Shepherdson?
Huck finds Jim there, much to his surprise. The next day, Huck learns that Sophia Grangerford has run off with Harney Shepherdson. In the woods, Huck finds Buck and a nineteen-year-old Grangerford in a gunfight with the Shepherdsons. Both of the Grangerfords are killed.
Why did Huck and Jim leave the island?
Huck and Jim team up, despite Huck’s uncertainty about the legality or morality of helping a runaway slave. Although the island is blissful, Huck and Jim are forced to leave after Huck learns from a woman onshore that her husband has seen smoke coming from the island and believes that Jim is hiding out there.
What happens to the raft in Chapter 16?
Huck figures they are just having fun with him, but the boat keeps coming and runs the raft right over. Jim and Huck manage to dive off, one off each side of the raft. When Huck comes up, the steamboat has passed and the raft is destroyed. He yells for Jim but gets no answer, so he swims for shore.
How did Huck escape from PAP?
Whenever Pap goes out, he locks Huck in the cabin, and when he returns home drunk, he beats the boy. Tired of his confinement and fearing the beatings will worsen, Huck escapes from Pap by faking his own death, killing a pig and spreading its blood all over the cabin.
Why does Huck think the fight was his fault?
Why does Huck think the fight was his fault? Huck thinks it’s his fault because he’s the one that passed the note between Miss Sophia and Harney without realizing it. Huck becomes horrified when the Grangerfords and Shepherdson’s start killing each other, especially when he sees Buck get killed.
Why was Emmeline so dark?
Why is Emmeline so dark? Twain is making fun of authors such as Edgar Allen Poe who only write on one subject. He makes Emmeline look ridiculous to show that only writing about one thing such as death makes for boring literature in his opinion.
Why does Huck kill the pig?
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck kills the pig so he can use its blood to fake his own death.
Why did Huck fake his death?
As stated in other answers, Huck fakes his death in order to escape his abusive father and also to escape the whole society of St Petersburg which he finds oppressive: indeed, repressive. From the start of the book, we see him trying to adjust to the civilised ways of the Widow Douglas, who has undertaken to adopt him.
Why does Huck Finn dressed up like a girl?
Huck is bored, and wants to go into town to see what is going on. He dresses as a girl, and this is how he finds out that the town believes that Jim killed Huck and is now offering a $300.00 reward for him. They are going to search the island for him.
How are Huck and Jim separated at the end of Chapter 16?
Later, a steamboat collides with the raft, breaking it apart. Jim and Huck dive off in time but are separated. Huck makes it ashore, but a pack of dogs corners him.
Why did Huck lie to Jim about the fog?
Jim tells Huck that he was heart-broken thinking that Huck had died in the fog, and that he had cried and wanted to kiss Huck’s foot to see him safe and sound again. And Huck could only think about making a fool out of Jim with a lie and shaming him. When he hears all this, Huck is himself ashamed.
Where did Huck lose the raft?
The first time that Huck loses the raft is in Chapter 12. Jim and Huck are on the riverboat where Huck is spying on the robbers. When Huck figures out that they gang is a bunch of murderers he thinks he and Jim had better get off the riverboat.
Why did Jim run away from Miss Watson?
Key Questions and Answers Why does Jim run away? Jim runs away after he overhears Miss Watson threatening to sell him to a buyer in New Orleans.
What did Huck do after he escaped from his Pap?
When Pap leaves for the night to go drinking, Huck escapes through a hole he sawed in the cabin wall. He takes all the cabin’s supplies and puts them in the canoe; he then shoots a wild hog and uses its blood to make it look as if he were murdered. The river becomes symbolic of Huck’s more peaceful, natural life.
Why does Huck smear pig blood in the cabin where he stayed?
Huck realizes that he must escape or Pap will eventually kill him. While Pap is away, Huck saws a hole in the cabin wall and crawls out. He shoots a wild pig and smears its blood around the cabin to make it look like someone broke into the cabin and murdered him.