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Weather in Huck Finn

Rain in Chapter 9 (Marissa)

Huck and Jim are on the island and Jim tells Huck that the little birds had told him that it was going to rain. Huck and Jim hid their traps inside a cavern to avoid them getting wet.

Storm in Chapter 12 (Kaya)

Huck and Finn get caught in a storm. In the midst of the storm, they continue to float down the river. Suddenly, lightning flashed and revealed a wrecked steamboat that they were floating on the raft towards.Jim and Huck decided to climb aboard and see what they could find. They soon discover that there are robbers aboard the boat and that they were going to kill a man. They decide to leave, but their raft was gone. In an attempt to escape, Huck and Jim steal a canoe and begin to float off. With the help of the lightning, they are able to find their raft once again and continue down the river.

Fog in Chapter 15 (Madison)

Huck and Jim are floating on the river when sever fog hits and they are separated (Huck in the canoe and Jim on the raft). Eventually, after plenty of floating, they are reunited.

Storm in Chapter 29 (Kaya)

Huck, Duke, and King have just been discovered to be frauds. The town decides that they are going to lynch them. First, they decide to dig up the grave of Peter Wilkes to discover if the other men were frauds as well by checking for a tattoo on his chest. As the rain is pouring, the amount of mud is growing as they are digging up the grave. When lightning flashes, the men see the bag of gold that Huck had hid in the coffin. In the commotion that followed, Huck was able to escape and run to the raft and to Jim.

So What?????

In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses weather when he wants to transition between parts of the story. The rain in Chapter 9 leads to Jim and Huck devising a plan to leave the Island (Huck dressing like a girl), the storm in chapter 12 leads to Jim and Huck getting the canoe which would help them quite a bit along their journey, the fog leads to Huck apologizing to Jim and transitions into another part of the story (with the Shepherdson's), and the storm in chapter 29 leads to Jim and Huck going to the town where they will meet up with Tom. Overall, the weather that he chooses to mention is dark, and he uses the weather to institutionalize a change in the story.

Image Citations

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Twain, Mark. The Doctor Leads Huck. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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Twain, Mark. The Duke Wrote. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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Twain, Mark. Gentlemen-Gentlemen!. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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Twain, Mark. In the Cave. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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Twain, Mark. It Ain't Good Morals. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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Twain, Mark. Jim Let Out. Digital image. Huckleberry Finn. Great-Authors.org, 25

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