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Huck Finn Jim the Hero. Chapters 12-16. ITS ALL ABOUT JIM. Jim shelters Huck What does he build on the raft? Wigwam pg 64 Jim teaches Huck Borrowing versus stealing pg. 65 Pap’s view It’s okay as long as you are paying them back sometime Widow’s view

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its all about jim
  • Jim shelters Huck
    • What does he build on the raft?
      • Wigwam pg 64
  • Jim teaches Huck
    • Borrowing versus stealing pg. 65
      • Pap’s view
        • It’s okay as long as you are paying them back sometime
      • Widow’s view
        • It’s evil and no one who is worth anything would do it
      • Jim’s view
        • They’re both right—so how do they fix it?
          • Pick some things on the list never to borrow again: crabapples (gross) & p’simmons (not in season)
jim reveals his internal conflict
Jim reveals his internalconflict
  • Take care of Huck? Or Take care of me?
  • Jim takes risks for Huck. He acts as a father-figure. What is the risk?
    • Adventure 1
      • Wrecked steamboat pg 66—who wants to explore? Who does he wish was with him? Why?
      • Jim Turner debacle
      • Where is the raft?
      • They steal the skiff & leave the men stranded—start to feel guilty
      • Invent a story to tell the ferryboat man—why?
    • No more adventures!—Jim’s declaration: will it work?
jim reveals his wisdom
Jim reveals his wisdom
  • King Solomon: Reveals a respect for human life that he sees more readily as a slave. Pg 77-78
  • Sees all men as the same; a statement of EQUALITY OF HUMANS! Huck doesn’t get it.
jim reveals his superiority
Jim reveals his superiority
    • Calls Huck “trash”—Spike Lee’s version
  • Establishes himself as the superior. What is the risk of this? What power does Huck have?
  • HUCKS RESPONSE: he apologizes to Jim, showing an acceptance of equal rank if not inferiority.
jim s tragedies
Jim’s Tragedies
  • Huck’s changing morality: Internalconflict—

to turn him in or not?

    • After much debate and a night where he is so miserable he almost wished he was dead, Huck ignores society’s view of right and wrong and chooses his own path
  • Missing Cairo—
    • now they’re headed straight south!!!!! Heart of slavery
  • Steamboat hits them!
    • Jim is separated from Huck who could pose as his owner.
building jim s character
Building Jim’s Character
  • You will be assigned a particular portion of Jim’s character and it is your job to develop his role as the father figure throughout the novel. You are to use examples from chapters 1-16 to help you develop Jim’s character.
  • Be prepared to share!
example 1 group 1a and 1b
Example 1 (group 1a and 1b)
  • Examples of Jim being the Brunt of Practical jokes
    • The Hat incident of Chapter 2
    • The Snake incident of Chapter 10
example 2 group 2a 2b
Example 2 (group 2a & 2b)
  • Examples of Jim’s intelligence
    • Jim’s fortune telling enterprise of chapter 4:
    • Jim’s insight into King Solomon of chapter 14:
example 3 group 3a 3b
Example 3 (group 3a & 3b)
  • Examples of Jim’s compassion
    • Jim upset about King Solomon in chapter 14
    • Jim taking care of Huck & shielding him from the dead man in chapter 9
example 4 group 4a 4b
Example 4 (group 4a & 4b)
  • Examples of Jim’s Superiority
    • Jim upset about the Adventure on the steamboat in chapter 12 and 13:
    • Jim calling Huck “trash” in chapter 15:
the declaration of independence
The Declaration of Independence
  • Turn to page 170—the DOI as a 5 part structure
the declaration of jim1
The Declaration of Jim
  • Now that you have analyzed the Declaration and what Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn might say, write Jim’s personal Declaration of Independence. It should be at least one page—hand written or ½ page typed. See rubric on Ms. C’s website for details on grading