Huckleberry Finn

The first thing that stuck with me when reading the first chapter was what I think is a grammar mistake. Mark Twain wrote “There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.”. I think it should be “There were things” not “There was things”. Another thing that I found confusing in this chapter was that the writer seems to be a character in a book, and he is describing eating dinner with the widow who was also in the book. When reading the last paragraph, I was confused once again. There were so many words it seemed almost overwhelming. I also did not know that killing a spider gives one bad luck.

5 thoughts on “Huckleberry Finn”

  1. Very good job Alex! I like how you analyzed the text as a way to determine that Huckleberry Finn is of lower education. Maybe try to include a conclusion next time.

  2. I enjoyed reading your response Alex, I did not notice that mistake when first reading Huckleberry Finn. A suggestion if to maybe include the page of which the paragraph is on so I could see the jumbling of words.

  3. Hi Alex! You did a good job of noticing the grammatical errors in this chapter of Huckleberry Finn. I think these errors are important, because the diction is characterizing Huck as someone with lower education. Also, this diction conveys his Southern accent, and gives the character a very distinctive and memorable voice. Good job!!

  4. Nice response. I like how you comment on how the book made you feel, I feel the same way with how confusing this story is and how the grammar is so bad it gets super confusing.

  5. Nice response Alex. I think that “grammar mistake” might have been indicating an accent or a way of speaking (deliberate use of diction). However, I could be wrong. In general, good response Alex.

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