Quotes[ edit ] I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever. I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county. I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog. He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth.
This is an important lesson for Huck in determining how to act well and live a good life. Active Themes The king addresses the crowd, saying how hard it was to lose Peter and how grateful he is to those gathered. Someone begins to play music, and the king resumes, inviting close friends of the family to supper that night.
As the duke makes signs with his hands and goo-goos like a baby, the king goes to the townspeople and addresses mostly all of them by name, and informs them about what Peter had written to him. The con men do so by inviting people to dinner, for example, and personally addressing them; in general, by making people feel special.
Active Themes Mary Jane fetches the letter her uncle left behind, and the king reads it and cries. In the letter, Peter Wilks bequeaths to his nieces his house and three thousand dollars in gold, and, to his brothers, three thousand dollars in gold.
The letter also says where the gold is hidden. Active Themes The duke and king, along with Huck, go to the cellar and find the hidden bag full of gold, and, even though anybody else would be satisfied with the mere sight of that much gold, the duke and king count it.
The two agree to make up the deficit with their own money so that, when counting the sum before the townspeople to prove that everything is being done fairly, no one will question what happened to the missing gold.
The duke and king express their greed in several ways here, from counting the money to counter-intuitively agreeing to give their part of the treasure to the Wilks girls.
Of course, they do so to further ingratiate themselves with society and to gain more with that trust than they would be able to do otherwise. The duke and king manage to make seemingly good deeds serve selfish, wicked ends.
Upstairs before the townspeople, the duke and king announce that they are giving what Peter seemingly bequeathed them to his nieces, because otherwise the two would feel as though they were robbing the girls. The Wilks girls hug the two con men, thinking the two their very loving uncles.
Doctor Robinson tells the girls that they will regret this day and takes his leave. Doctor Robinson stands apart from society in his learnedness and shrewd evaluation of other people.
These qualities allow him to expose the king, but they also lend him a condescending air that is shocking and abrasive.
He would better be able to serve the greater good were he more empathetic. Retrieved September 13, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Home / Literature / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Analysis Literary Devices in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn had barely made it off the American presses in before it was banned in several. In literature, a strong understanding of the historical context behind a work's creation can give us a better understanding of and appreciation for the r-bridal.com analyzing historical events, context can help us understand what motivates people to behave as they did.
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