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Mississippi River in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Razan Almadi. Native Americans Had used this river for trade and travel The Original 13 states bought this area of land, including the Mississippi River in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase

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background information

Native Americans Had used this river for trade and travel

  • The Original 13 states bought this area of land, including the Mississippi River in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase
  • The Louisiana Purchase was the greatest real estate deal in history, it was the best area of land for having: fertile farmlands, prairies, pastures and forests
Background Information
background information1

President Thomas Jefferson thought that this area of land was a politically unstable place, for having potential war threats but moving American people there would be an attempt to have a safer place

Background Information
role of the mississippi river in the novel

A route of transportation

  • Symbolizes freedom and natural beauty
  • For Jim, it was the dream of traveling to the free states
  • For Huck, it was leaving his horrible life behind (moving away from his society and civilization)
Role of the Mississippi River in the novel
obstacles in the mississippi river

Burglars

  • Raft washes down the river
  • Raft gets split in half by a steamboat (Huck and Jim get separated)
  • Grangerford-Shepherdson bloodbath
  • A fog made them miss the mouth of the Ohio River, which was their route to freedom
  • Jim goes back to slavery (The Mississippi River betrayed them)
Obstacles in the Mississippi River
quote and analysis

“You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft”

  • The raft and river together bring them away from whatever problems they may have faced
  • The river represented freedom
Quote and Analysis
quote and analysis1

“… Drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars…” and “… we lived pretty high” (p. 64 and 66)

  • The trip down the river relaxed both of them by being a peaceful and comfortable time.
Quote and Analysis
discussion question 1

How does Mark Twain show his relationship to the Mississippi River, in his writing career?

  • By naming himself, “Mark Twain”
Discussion Question #1
the name mark twain

“Mark Twain” meaning (number two) was a Mississippi River term: the second mark on the line that measured the depth, two fathoms or twelve feet (safe depth for a steamboat)

The name: Mark Twain
discussion question 2

How did Mark Twain portray the Mississippi River in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

  • By making it symbolize natural beauty and represent freedom
Discussion Question #2
discussion question 3

Why did Thomas Jefferson think that the Mississippi River was a good reason to act on the Louisiana Purchase?

  • The best area of land, having farmlands, prairies, pastures and forests. Later, the Mississippi River served as a central trading route because it was the major link between the U.S. trading markets.
Discussion Question #3
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