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Appearance VS. RealityIn Chapters 17-23 what people or things appear to be one way, but...

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bucklemyshoes | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM via web

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Appearance VS. Reality

In Chapters 17-23 what people or things appear to be one way, but are actually very different underneath?

Like when Huck pretends he is a boy whose family has small pox, but really Huck is actually trying to protect Jim.

Please list other examples just like this if you think of any.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 21, 2009 at 8:53 AM (Answer #2)

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Colonel Grangerford is a "gentleman" who dresses smartly, treats his slaves well, goes to church, and who murders his neighbors.

Charlotte Grangerford pretends to hate the Shepardsons like the rest of her family when in truth, she is much like Juliet Capulet in love with Romeo Montague.  She eventually runs off with her Shepardson lover after they have passed notes through a hymn book at the church.

The Duke and the Dauphin aren't anything but plain and simple con-artists.  There's not a drop of royal blood in either of them. They also pretend that they want to protect Jim for Huck, but they are secretly always plotting ways to con people out of their property and money.  They intend to sell Jim, which they eventually do.

There are others...keep looking!

 

 

 

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bucklemyshoes | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 21, 2009 at 5:14 PM (Answer #3)

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Colonel Grangerford is a "gentleman" who dresses smartly, treats his slaves well, goes to church, and who murders his neighbors.

Charlotte Grangerford pretends to hate the Shepardsons like the rest of her family when in truth, she is much like Juliet Capulet in love with Romeo Montague.  She eventually runs off with her Shepardson lover after they have passed notes through a hymn book at the church.

The Duke and the Dauphin aren't anything but plain and simple con-artists.  There's not a drop of royal blood in either of them. They also pretend that they want to protect Jim for Huck, but they are secretly always plotting ways to con people out of their property and money.  They intend to sell Jim, which they eventually do.

There are others...keep looking!

 

 

 

Thank you i still havent found any more but ill post them up when i do

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iphoneuserx | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 1, 2010 at 4:35 AM (Answer #4)

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pap finn seems to be a monster when he abuses huck but he is scared for his future because he knows a drunk has no place in society and takes it out on huck, partly to hurt the one person he can but also to try to convince himself he isnt worthless.

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chomperflais | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 6, 2010 at 3:30 PM (Answer #5)

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Huck pretends to be a girl(Ch. 11) which in reality he is a boy. He does it to go to town and find out info

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lisanicole | Student , Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 13, 2010 at 7:48 PM (Answer #6)

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The Duke and the Dauphin say they are the Wilks Brothers.

-They are really just frauds trying to get the money in the dead brother's will.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM (Answer #7)

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There are a lot of deceptions, as the others have mentioned.  The duke and the king pretend to have captured Jim and say they are taking him back to his owners by raft because they cannot afford a steamboat.  Of course they attempt to con the locals too.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM (Answer #8)

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The Duke poses as the operator of a small printing press for a day, where he actually does run the press and do some printing jobs for people. He also prints up a poster depicting Jim as a runaway slave with a bounty out on him. This deception is supposed to allow the group to travel during the day and later is used to sell Jim for $40. 

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