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What happened in chapter 18 of Huckleberry Finn?

What happened in chapter 18 of Huckleberry Finn?

Summary: Chapter 18 Huck admires Colonel Grangerford, the master of the house, and his supposed gentility. A warmhearted man, the colonel owns a very large estate with over a hundred slaves. One day, Buck tries to shoot a young man named Harney Shepherdson but misses.

How does Huck find Jim Chapter 18?

Huck stays in the tree until it is dark, then creeps down to the shore. He sees a body in the river — it’s Buck. Huck cries a little as he’s covering up Buck’s face, then goes looking for Jim. He finds Jim, and the two get on the raft and head downriver again.

How many Grangerfords were killed by the end of chapter 18?

The Grangerford women are all beautiful too, one proud, grand, but good, another gentle as a dove. Three Grangerford sons have died, along with Emmeline. Mr. Grangerford is a foil to Pap.

What chapter did Huck almost turn Jim in?

Chapter 15
Summary: Chapter 15 After a lonely time adrift, Huck reunites with Jim, who is asleep on the raft. Jim is thrilled to see Huck alive, but Huck tries to trick Jim by pretending that Jim dreamed up their entire separation.

What is the feud between the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons about?

Through the feud, Twain satirizes religious hypocrisy. The Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons can and do kill each other at the drop of hat, but both families believe they are devoutly Christian. They even attend the same church (keeping their loaded guns with them throughout the service).

What story does Huck tell the Grangerfords about himself?

Huck, it’s the name he tells the Grangerfords along with a story about him being from Arkansas and he fell overboard off the steamboat. (Huck’s impressed because the walls had lots of paintings, curtains at all the windows, and no bed in the parlor. The Grangerfords are an aristocrat family in this town.)

Who is Harney Shepherdson?

Harney Shepherdson: He is one of the Shepherdson boys. He runs away with one of the Grangerford girls, Miss Sophia.

Who are the Shepherdsons in Huck Finn?

Shepherdsons : The opposing family to the Grangerfords. They fight the Grangerfords and are responsible for killing Buck, Buck’s father, and his two brothers.

Why do the men give Huck twenty dollar gold pieces?

Very cleverly, Huck pretends it’s his Pap back there with the smallpox—serious bad news. This does the trick: the men take off but leave Huck with two twenty-dollar gold pieces to help out.

How did Huck protect Jim?

Unlike Huck’s own father, who beats, insults, and uses him for his own gain, Jim treats Huck with respect and seeks to keep him safe. In fact, when Jim and Huck come across a dead body, which turns out to be Huck’s Pap, Jim shields Huck from seeing the body to protect him from such a gruesome scene.

What is Huck’s fake name?

Huck says his name is George Peters and describes himself as an apprentice to a mean farmer. She lets him go after quizzing him on several farm subjects to make sure he is telling the truth. She tells Huck to send for her, Mrs. Judith Loftus, if he has trouble.

What decision does Huck make about doing right and wrong?

Chap 16: What decision does Huck make about doing right and wrong? He thinks he would feel the same no matter if he did wrong or right, so he might as well make whatever decision is the easiest at the time.