Blog 23

Important moments chapter 30-33:

  • The King sells Jim to a nearby farmer for only 40 dollars, spending the profits on booze. He did this by advertising him as a runaway slave using the fake poster from a previous chapter. Imortant because this moment was foreshadowed by Twain.
  • Huck realizes his love and loyalty to Jim by deciding to “sin” and steal him from the farm rather than writing to Miss Watson about the whereabouts of Jim. This is monumental not only in Huck and Jim’s relationship development, but majorly shows the development of Huck. He’s willing to go against the morals of society at the time to help a friend and do what he believes is right in his heart.
    • The reader is introduced to two new characters: Aunt Sally Phelps and Uncle Silas Phelps. We later find out that “Tom” is actually Huck’s friend, Tom Sawyer, and has an easy time fooling the Phelps.
  • Huck goes to the Phelp’s farm where Jim is being held and pretends to be the Phelp’s nephew, “Tom”. Tom Sawyer is then reintroduced into the story. Huck is amazed by Tom Sawyer’s willingness to help him steal Jim with him.
  • The theme of southern romanticism is shown when the Phelps invite the real Tom Sawyer into their house despite him being a stranger.
  • Chapter 33 ends with the King and Dauphin being run out of town, but they’ll probably be back.

The Phelps’ farm is a very small typical looking farm that is home to many slaves. Twain makes it seem very quaint and normal. Being that most good things come to an end, my pr3ediction for the rest of the story and end is that Tom and Huck are going to free Jim, but Jim will probably die or have to return to slavery. It just makes sense that Mark Twain would kill off the ONLY genuinely “good” person in the story and ruin the reader’s day.


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