Borrowing vs. Stealing
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Explain in 3-4 sentences the difference
between borrowing and stealing. Make sure
to use at least one specific example
Huck Finn Jim the Hero
Chapters 12-16
ITS ALL ABOUT JIM
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Jim shelters Huck
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What does he build on the raft?
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Wigwam pg 64
Jim teaches Huck
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Borrowing versus stealing pg. 65
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Pap’s view
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Widow’s view
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It’s okay as long as you are paying them back sometime
It’s evil and no one who is worth anything would do it
Jim’s view
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They’re both right—so how do they fix it?
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Pick some things on the list never to borrow again:
crabapples (gross) & p’simmons (not in season)
Jim reveals his internal conflict
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Take care of Huck? Or Take care of me?
Jim takes risks for Huck. He acts as a fatherfigure. What is the risk?
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Adventure 1
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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
Follow along as we read
Invent a story to tell the ferryboat
man—why?
chapter
13
No more adventures!—Jim’s declaration: will it work?
Follow along as we read
chapter 14
Jim reveals his wisdom
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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
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*** MOST CRUCIAL PART***
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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
Huck’s changing morality: Internal conflict—
to turn him in or not?
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Missing Cairo—
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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
now they’re headed straight south!!!!! Heart of slavery
Steamboat hits them!
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Jim is separated from Huck who could pose as his
owner.
Building Jim’s Character
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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)
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Examples of Jim being the Brunt of
Practical jokes
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The Hat incident of Chapter 2
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The Snake incident of Chapter 10
Example 2 (group 2a & 2b)
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Examples of Jim’s intelligence
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Jim’s fortune telling enterprise of chapter 4:
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Jim’s insight into King Solomon of chapter 14:
Example 3 (group 3a & 3b)
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Examples of Jim’s compassion
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Jim upset about King Solomon in chapter 14
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Jim taking care of Huck & shielding him from
the dead man in chapter 9
Example 4 (group 4a & 4b)
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Examples of Jim’s Superiority
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Jim upset about the Adventure on the
steamboat in chapter 12 and 13:
Jim calling Huck “trash” in chapter 15:
The Declaration of Independence
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A writing assignment.
The Declaration of Jim
The Declaration of Jim
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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
Rubric—20 points
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