Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Plot Diagram

Updated: 10/31/2019
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Plot Diagram
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel filled with adventure and deception about a young boy, Huck Finn, and a runaway slave, Jim, who survive a series of obstacles.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • EXPOSITION
  • You will act civilized. You will attend church and go to school.
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • RISING ACTION
  • Huck is an orphan living with Miss Watson. He is extremely bored and cannot stand to be there. Suddenly, Pap shows up and wants Huck and his fortune.
  • RISING ACTION
  • Why don't we just get the key and get him out?
  • Huck is forced to live like a prisoner with his drunk Pap. He fakes his death to escape. After that, Huck is left to survive on his own.
  • CLIMAX
  • Huck fakes his own death and escapes down the river where he finds Jim, a runaway slave. They become a team and move down the river to bring Jim to freedom.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Huck and Jim rescue two rapscallions, the King and Duke. After awhile, Huck is disgusted by their stealthy actions and determined to find a way to escape from them.
  • RESOLUTION
  • The King and Duke secretly sell Jim to Tom Sawyer's aunt and uncle. Tom and Huck spend weeks working together on an elaborate plan to free Jim.
  • Where is the adventure in that?
  • Tom and Huck follow through with the plan. They are shot at as they run away . Tom is injured, and Huck finds a doctor.
  • Tom wakes up at home and proudly reveals all of the details of the great adventure of Jim's escape. He is disappointed when he hears Jim was recaptured.
  • Huck learns that Jim is already a free man and his Pap has died. Tom's mother, Aunt Polly, agrees to adopt Huck and will civilize him.
  • You will come home with me. I will do what I can to civilize you.