Quarter 2: Education, Social Class, Justice, and Equality
Huck Finn travels through many different towns during his journey. Mark Twain makes a clear distinctions between life on the river and life in the towns.
St. Petersburg (fictional)- This is where the story starts. It is a fictional town that is based off of Mark Twain's hometown Hannibal, Missouri.
Mississippi River- Most of the story takes place on this river, and this is where the reader gets to see who the real Huck Finn and Jim are.
Jackson's Island- This is the first place Huck escapes to when he runs away from Pap. He later finds Jim near the island and they continue their journey together from there.
RIVER VS. LAND
River- When Huck and Jim are on the river they are able to be themselves. They are relaxed and they don't worry what people think. Huck loves to be on the river since there are no rules and everything is peaceful and calm. Huck and Jim become close and this is where their friendship starts.
Land- When Huck goes on the land he is never himself. He is always lying and pretending to be a different person. The people on land are cruel and sometimes crazy. It makes Huck realize how horrible people can really be. Huck struggles with the idea of always having to be "sivilized" when he is on land and around other people.
Huck and Jim make their way through several other towns and rivers in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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