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what examples of foreshadowing does Twain use in chapter 4? how does the foreshadowing in chapter 4 come into play at the beginning of chapter 6?

 

dottie #237871
Mar 19, 2012 6:06 PM

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what examples of foreshadowing does Twain use in chapter 4? how does the foreshadowing in chapter 4 come into play at the beginning of chapter 6?

foreshadowing: involves the creation of a mood or atmosphere that suggests an eventual outcome; the into of objects, facts, events, or characters that hint at a developing situation or anticipate that characters action or fate.

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Mar 19, 2012 7:23 PM

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Chapter 4- Superstition appears again when Huck asks Jim to help him decide what to do about Pap. Jim uses a large hairball he believes to have magical abilities to help Huck. This is the first time that Twain foreshadows the happenings of the rest of the novel. Jim mentions "two gals flyin'" around Huck's life, a light one and a dark one, a rich one and a poor one. This is of course a reference to Huck and to Jim, since Huck is rich and Jim is poor. Jim's comment that Huck should avoid the water will go unheeded when both of them end up running away downriver.

Chapter 6- Superstition once again appears...... Pap dreams about snakes and Huck is running away.
 

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