The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Previously, Huck had found a snakeskin, which Jim had decreed would now bring them the worst of luck. But, fortunately, they had now found eight silver dollars in an overcoat and Huck dared to disbelieve Jim. A rattlesnake later turns up in their hideaway and bites Jim. They kill the snake and roast part of it for medicine while Jim undergoes a terrible ordeal of pain and drunkedness while he wrestles with the effect of the snakebite. Afterwards, Huck nonchalantly talks about a 200-foot catfish that he and Jim almost caught. Huck decides to slip over to the river disguised as a young girl.

Chapter 10 Analysis

Between the myth of the cursed snakeskin, Jim's brush with death and the two hundred foot catfish, it is hard to know what is true in this chapter. One thing is for sure. Conventional religion has been upstaged by the continuing...

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