8)Linking Morals and Superstitions in Huckleberry Finn.
Actual Letter: I am
hoping you can respond to this before I leave to go back to
school andturn my paper in. I am writing a paper about the morals
in Huckleberry Finn and am attepting to link them in some way. Is there any
help you can give me on this subject? I have to turn this paper in by
Tuesday May 13. I will be at this e-mail address until Sunday May 11, and
after that. Any help you could give would be great.
Answer Given: Sorry, if I can't spend much time on this cause I am in finals week, but, ummm, you are trying to connect superstitions with Morals, superstitions would have to deal with Jim, since he has a couple, you got the hairball, and the snake incident. A couple scenes that you may want to use in connecting the two are, the one where Jim thinks that Huck is a ghost (during the scene where they are in the fog), and anyways, it was just a mean trick by Huck, and Huck feels remorse about it, that is where the morals come in. If you wanted to go crazy with the paper, (wow, in that crazy huck finn sense) you could try to make the point that superstition is only relative to one's culture, then bring up the scene where Huck tricks the slave catchers into thinking that Jim has small pox, and the superstition lies in the slave catchers and thier views on disease and such. well, at the moment, that is all I can think of off the top of my head...good luck...
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