“”No sir.” I says, “I don’t want to spend it. I don’t want it at all- nor the six thousand , nuther. I want you to take it; I want to give it to you-the six thousand and all.”

“Don’t ask me no questions about it, please. You’ll take it, won’t you?”

“Well, I’m puzzled. Is something the matter?”

“Please take it” says I, “and don’t ask me nothing– then I won’t have to tell no lies.”

 

I think it is sad how Huck feels the need to hide and protect his money from his father. It is often found in abusive families that people feel the need to protect their things, often because there is  a need to protect their items to keep it theirs. It’s also interesting how, even though it takes the judge a long time to understand what he’s trying to say, he finally does. The best part about it all is that the judge follows through in order to make Huck feel better.

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  1. Jason 7 months ago

    I really like how you thought about what kids in abusive families have to go through and all the struggles that take place in their life. This quote did seem pretty clear at showing that and i agree with the path you took in analyzing it. Good job!!!!

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