The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Why is it significant that Joanna eats in the kitchen in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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The setting of chapter 26 in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn is the home of the Wilks family during a dinner where Huck and the impostors who called themselves “the duke” and “the king” were guests. Huck ate in the kitchen with Joanna, who was the youngest of the sisters. He noted that she had a cleft lip, for which he nicknamed her “the hare lip girl”. Although the...

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