The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 36 Summary

Tom finally decides to dig Jim out with picks instead of case knives, even if they have to tell people they dug them out with case knives. So they decided to work real hard on the digging and finally came into the cabin. There they decided that they would smuggle him in the rope ladder, as well as other implements they would borrow from the household, like candlesticks and pewter spoons. When they unintentionally let a whole lot of dogs into the cabin and have to defuse Jim's slave attendant from understanding what they are up to.

Chapter 36 Analysis

The complexity goes deeper as Huck tries to maneuver within Tom's sensibilities. Even after they decide that they will use picks and shovels, they are shoving implements into Jim's bread and making him keep a journal with blood and creating a lot of extra work for themselves.

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