The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

In the middle of a fog, the raft, which is being steered by Jim, is separated from Huck's canoe and the two lose each other. Finally, after a lot of disorganized "whooping," Huck finds the canoe, but Jim is now asleep. Huck decides to play a trick on him, pretending he was never lost- that there wasn't any fog or any hollering. Jim, having decided that it was a dream, decides to interpret it. But Jim then discovers some of the trash and broken oar on the raft and realizes he wasn't dreaming. Huck realizes he has gravely hurt his friend, who genuinely mourned for him when he was gone and apologizes to him, at the price of his pride.

Chapter 15 Analysis

Jim, although practical in some ways, is easily fooled by anything that caters to his superstitious nature. As the book progresses, there is the constant...

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