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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Study Guide

by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn study guide contains a biography of Mark Twain, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of Huck Finn.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often considered Twain's greatest masterpiece. Combining his raw humor and startlingly mature material, Twain developed a novel that directly attacked many of the traditions the South held dear at the time of its publication. Huckleberry Finn is the main character, and through his eyes, the reader sees and judges the South, its faults, and its redeeming qualities. Huck's companion Jim, a runaway slave, provides friendship and protection while the two journey along the Mississippi on their raft.

The novel opens with Huck telling his story. Briefly, he describes what he has experienced since, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which preceded this novel. After Huck and Tom discovered twelve thousand dollars in…

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Posted By stacy p #380422 at Aug 05, 2014 10:25 AM

Why didn't Huck and Jim turn around after they realized they missed Cairo?

So I understand that Huck and Jim may have had reasons to go south rather than north at least originally. They had to go south to get to the Ohio River.

But then they miss Cairo. Rather than turn around they just keep going further and further south. They go further and further into slave territory.

What were they thinking? Did they have a plan?

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