The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Describe the Grangerford family. In what sense are they aristocracy? In what sense are they not?

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The Grangerfords are a perfect example of an aristocratic family from the Old South. They're monied, have servants, live on an old southern plantation, own slaves, and have a number of family problems just like any other family. But they also have a feud..... and it's a pretty ugly situation.

Huck's appearance meets with a bit of hostility and mistrust, but sfter they figure out he's not affiliated with their rivals the Shepherdsons, they treat him like an honored guest. The feud makes them seem not quite aristocratic..... it's been going on for thirty years (enough already).


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn