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PostSubject: Chapters 26-28   Thu May 24, 2007 9:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 26-28   Mon May 28, 2007 5:03 am

Chapters 26-28:

We see Huck growing even more, as he finally decides to tell the sisters of the scam. I thought that SparkNotes made a good point about the difficulty of morals surrounding slavery compared to robbery with, "Huck seems relatively unfazed when he hears that the dauphin’s plan to liquidate the Wilks’s property will require the separation of a slave woman from her children. Huck confesses to Mary Jane not because he is upset about the splitting of the slave family but because he feels bad that she is upset about it. Twain implies, through Huck’s struggle with the issue, that the attitudes and assumptions that enable racism and slavery in the South are deep-seated and difficult to overcome."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 26-28   Tue May 29, 2007 12:56 am

I think that Huck is softening up. I still feel that Huck thinks that racism is something that can't be changed or manipulated. I also feel that Huck's hormones are directing him to help Mary Jane. In every man there is good, but your heart leads the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 26-28   Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:07 pm

I enjoyed both of your responses. The attitudes whites had toward blacks were so ingrained Huck was behaivng as any white boy would who lived in that area. It reminds me a little of mens attitudes toward women back in the day and how incomprehenisble it was form men of certain era's to contemplate a woman being independent, maybe not marrying as a choice, and speaking her mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 26-28   Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:41 pm

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Do you think you view the story differently after reading Finn. I think it would be interesting to read about the racial struggles after the concepts placed by reading Clinch's novel.

(if that sounds cryptic, it is because I am trying not to give anything away yet, Marti is still reading Finn)
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PostSubject: Re: Chapters 26-28   Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:11 pm

i think i ama reading huckleberry finn with a completely different perspectivethan i was prior to 'Finn'! I loved reading Finn though and remembering certain passages from huckleberry
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