Huck Finn Essays

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    Dylan Holt Per.2 4/27/2011 Huckleberry Finn Essay Since its release in 1885, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the center of a major controversy. When this book was written the slave trade was a huge part of everyday life and little did the society of that time know, this book is a major step towards relieving our world of the pains of slavery. Huck Finn shows not only the major conflicts that an African American would have faced but also extreme prejudice that they faced with the

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Life of Frederick Douglas are two similar, yet very different books. The Life of Frederick Douglas is a complicated book explaining the hard ships of slavery on plantations and in the city. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book explaining the hard ships of slavery, but mostly the hard part of running away from slavery. In The Life of Frederick Douglas, Douglas is telling his story about his actual experience with slavery. He lived, and worked

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    The Smallpox Lie Date: 1981 On The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Author: William L. Andrews From: Mark Twain, Bloom's Major Novelists. One of the more memorable episodes in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn occurs in Chapter 16, when Huck outwits a pair of slavecatchers intent on searching his raft for the runaway Jim. Huck's talent for extemporaneous and effective lying is never demonstrated better than it is in this pressure-filled moment. There is inspiration in Huck's maneuvering

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn full process essay Throughout the 1830’s slavery was a common tradition amongst a multitude of southern families throughout many states. It was a widely controversial problem that was debated over for many years leading up to the civil war. Mark Twain grew up during this time and uses the issue of slavery in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to develop the main conflict for his book. Twain uses contrasting characters to show their differing views on

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    In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," needs to be taught in schools because Mark Twain uses satire and irony to mock many different things of the modern world. Throughout his trip down the Mississippi, and even before leaving St. Petersburg, Huck encounters a variety of people and situations that are meant to make fun at the American people. Twain uses satire to show how hypocritical a "good Christian woman" can be when it comes to owning slaves as property. In the end, Miss Watson feels guilty

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    The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn opposes slavery and promotes racial equality. Mark Twain portrays Jim, a black slave with "human" emotion and kindness to garner the readers' sympathy, which leads people to hate slavery. And through Huck's friendship with Jim, the author portrays a wonderful scene when a black lives equally with a white. Twain also adds some events that happened in the towns along the Mississippi river. This satires the hypocrisy and evil of the society, and it urges for a life

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    Twain’s beliefs remain stronger than ever. That could be why The Adventure Huckberry Finn has been called the basis of American literature. It reads “I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “all right, then, I’ll GO to hell.”(Huck’s big decision Chapter 30). At this point in the story Huck Finn is at war with himself. He doesn’t know if he should sell out Jim (a runaway slave

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    This is not an effort to render Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn colorblind," Gribben, an Auburn University professor, told Publishers Weekly. "Race matters in these books. It's a matter of how you express that in the 21st century." Gribben says that he arrived at the idea to delete references to the N-word from Huck Finn after giving talks about the book in the South. Following his lectures, educators would confide in him that they felt uncomfortable teaching a work to children with such offensive

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    the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck comes face to face with many difficult choices. The decisions he makes eventually shape the path his life takes. Huck is still a young boy and although he wants to make the right choices, he is often tempted by the more fun or adventurous choice. Making decisions is hard enough and when Huck has to make choices for both him and Jim the pressure is strong, especially in life or death situations. Huck always tries to make responsible and

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    In the play of Huck Finn, the summary is Huck is helping Jim, a slave and Huck’s friend, to escape from selling to downriver by his master for eight hundred dollars. The main theme of the play is people should not be treated differently because of their race, and the slavery and racial discrimination are wrong. Also be brave, live life to the fullest. Firstly, Jim is running away since his master is planning to sell him to other places for eight hundred dollars. He wants to escape so he can have

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    chapter 1: chapter 2: chapter 3: Quote: how you talk, Huck fin. why youd have to come when he rubed it wheater you wanted it to or not explination: Jim is telling Huck that weather a genie wanted to come out of its bottle or not if it was rubbed it had no choice. chapter 4: Quote: "Please take it, says i, and dont ask me nothing, then i wont have to tell no lies." Explination: Huck is explaining to the judge that he doesnt want his money anymore because he herd pap was in town and doesnt

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    for an excuse to be offended and take action against whoever they feel needs to be punished for reading a book. Teachers are now doing their jobs with both hands tied and children are at a disadvantage because of it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written by a master of satire, Mark Twain, who uses his characters to reflect the world’s happenings around him. Twain’s true intent is what should set this book in bookshelves as opposed to locked safes. It’s important for the group of people

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    We protect our youth by censoring certain ideas of having to read such a great novel like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The perspective of the reader must be that the book is not necessarily a racist account of the past. If that had been the case, chapters would be ripped out of history books and even there, the history books present fact, not necessarily opinion. Huck Finn is only slightly different in that it provides satire, in which the institution of slavery is lashed out at and put down

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    Zachary Kotch Huck Finn 5/2/12 A Friend is someone you love and care for and never want to hurt them because you know that they would never hurt you. A friend is someone who goes out of their way to help you and would take a bullet for you. In the novel “Huckleberry Finn” a small boy from the south runs away from on oppressive father and is forced to lie to people to keep his identity unknown. In this turmoil he befriends a runaway slave named Jim. He is pushed between right and wrong

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    Civilization and Social Class in Huckleberry Finn In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck leaves a civilized society and travels down the Mississippi River. The topic of civilization and social class get brought up throughout the novel. In the book four different social classes are portrayed. The highest is represented by the Grangerford aristocracy. The next highest class is represented by Widow Douglass and Miss Watson, they are who tried to civilize Huck in the beginning of the book. The next

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    Fall Semester Examination Essay The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has been labeled as “objectionable literature” several times in the past. The biggest issue about the novel with parents, teachers, and students is the fact that it contains racist language. Many people believe that this work of literature contains harsh and critical views and language of people and their emotions during that time period; while others may view this type of literature as an informative

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    Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, the main character Huck is responsible for making moral decisions. Huck lives in a town along the Mississippi River where he is brought up by a drunken father, who is a bad influence on Huck along with most of the people in his town. These influences don’t affect Huck’s decisions though, because throughout the novel Huck disregards them. He disregards them, and rightfully so because in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn all of the tough decisions that Huck makes are

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    Diving deep into Opinions How many times have you heard the statement: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is one of the greatest American novels ever written.”? The well known writer, Ernest Hemingway stated, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”. Thomas Sterns Eliot, a famous literary critic declared the book was simply a “masterpiece”. I have heard statements like these quite a few times throughout my life but did not get a

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    Huck Finn Essay Violence and Greed Throughout Mark Twain’s; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn violence and greed are motives for some of the characters’ behavior and Actions. The Grangerfords feud with the Shepardsons, the robbers' plan to kill Jim Turner, and Pap’s want and control of huckleberry’s fortune are examples of greed and violence with in the novel. Greed was in the form of Pap’s desire and need for Huckleberry’s six thousand dollars, which was found in the cave. Fortunately Huck

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    Huckleberry Finn and The Kite Runner Civilization means the most advanced stage of human social development and organization. The dictionary meaning can be perceived or understood in many different ways. Some people might see it as a way to conform to what society is or to what society could be. In the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, many people like Widow Douglas and Miss Watson try to change Huckleberry Finn to fit their idea of society; while in "The Kite Runner"

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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (“Huck Finn, Censorship and the N-Word Controversy”). One hundred and twenty-seven; the number of years since the first publishing of the novel in 1885, it has been critically named one of the most controversial novels ever written. It is the fourth most banned book in the United States from schools and libraries, ironically including Mark Twain Intermediate School (“10 Most Controversial Books”). Certain events, characters, and language in Huck Finn certainly do point towards

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    The most honest and sincere character in this novel is definitely Huck Finn. My reason behind this is that Huck has a lot of integrity, honesty, and a good natured attitude. Throughout the story, Huck demonstrates these characteristics in many different situations. In my opinion, Huck Finn has the most integrity out of anyone else in the novel. One of the reasons is because he always wants to do the “ethical” thing. First, he felt that he needed to turn Jim in back to Miss Watson after

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    “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Huck goes through a moral and physical journey which challenges his past beliefs and morals and develops new ways of thinking for himself. Because of Huck’s lack of a father figure, Jim takes the role of an influential role model (despite Jim being black). He teaches Huck many important life lessons, such as being a kind and compassionate human being. Due to Huck’s upbringing in a family who patronized slavery, it took time for Huck to have respect for Jim. There

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    In “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain, early American lifestyles and beliefs of the mid 1800’s are demonstrated through the innocent eyes of a young, thirteen year old boy named Huck Finn. During the time period of this literary piece, society considers African-Americans as an inferior, subhuman species to be sold and bought like possessions and as a result of this notion, Huck battles with an internal conflict through out the novel to either aid Jim, a slave, in his escape from his

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    Michael Pruess Real Men Mark Twain's book, Huck Finn, utilizes Twain's knowledge of the United States of America to present a believable tale set along a realistically-portrayed Mississippi river. In one of the towns Huck visits after leaving his home, a mob forms to Colonel Sherburn, a man who has just committed murder. Huck follows the mob to Sherburn's house and witnesses Sherburn addressing the mob condescendingly, informing them that they lack the guts to lynch him. He explains that this

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    Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by, Mark Twain is an epic novel following protagonist, Huckleberry Finn, through the changes and development of relations with a negro man named Jim and their search for freedom along the Mississippi River. Huck Finn throughout the story’s experiences conflicts, stereotypical situations that test his sharpness and common sense in order to get out of tough and stressful situations. The purpose of the story is to describe Huck’s growth by foreshadowing

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    Huckleberry Finn shows the character development of a young teenage boy named Huck Finn. As the reader, I’ve seen Huck develop in character and maturity throughout the entire novel. Huck is searching for freedom from 'sivilisation' during his journey with a runaway slave named Jim. While on their journey Huck has learned to follow his “gut feeling” and to depend on his own intellect. His acceptance of Jim as a person instead of a slave or a “nigger” marks the beginning of his maturity. Huck is a 12

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain’s novel, The adventures of huckleberry Finn, foretells the journey of a young white boy and a former slave searching for freedom. Mark Twain writes about post civil war racsism. Twain uses a powerful word to get his meaning across throughout the whole novel, also showing the way Americans spoke during this time period. Twains uses the word “nigger”, which was acceptable in the post war era. Today, this word is consider as an insult and as a disgrace

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    Huck Finn Summary Huck Finn introduces himself. He is living in Missouri with the Widow and her sister who are trying to educate him. Huck tends to spend his time playing pranks with his friend Tom Sawyer. Huck gets a bad feeling and signs his money to the control of Judge Thatcher. Huck’s alcoholic father shows up in town. Everyone assumed he was dead. He demands all the money from Huck which he of course can’t do. Pap kidnaps Huck and takes him to a cabin by the river. Huck gets tired of this

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    Huck Finn Essay In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a young boy named Huck goes through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He is not the careless, prank playing boy that ran around and had fun at other people's expense anymore. Near the end of his journey down the Mississippi, Huck is reunited with his close friend Tom Sawyer and these once very similar boys now have many obvious differences. Huck is different

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    editors/publishers being justified in altering Mark Twain’s original format of Huckleberry Finn has become a large topic of discussion among students and adults all over the United states. There are many people that have an opinion on this topic and more and more we are hearing their voices about it. I believe Twain purposely placed the word, “nigger” in his book to cause shock and really emphasize how unusual the relationship between Huck and Jim had become. New South Editors/Publishers were not justified, in my

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    Final Draft Huck Finn is known as a coming of age novel, due to his maturity growing throughout the story. It can relate to young teenagers today, from the way they act as they are maturing. At the beginning of the novel, Huck is not so mature. He is rebelling against Miss Watson, acting like he doesn’t have to listen to her. She is obviously getting frustrated with him. Another time Huck is acting up, he and Miss Watson are arguing because she is trying to make him more civilized and trying

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    Huck Finn Essay Do you ever think about what affect American society has on you? The answer is probably not, and the reason being because you are most likely unaware of the influence that it has over you. However Mark Twain was extremely aware of the effects of society on the individual, and he despised it. This is evident through the satire that he uses throughout the novel of Huckleberry Finn. Twain develops satire by depicting the ridiculousness of some situations, which serves to help

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    In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, one of the major themes is the conflict regarding ethical values, specifically theft. The reader can clearly see the viewpoints that Twain has on theft through the use of satire in chapter 19. Twain’s viewpoints concerning theft are twofold; the first concern is theft of possession and the second being, vaulting off of the first, theft of truth. Twain subtly mocks traditional values regarding thievery and leaves the reader questioning if theft

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    selling book in American history the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. His writing style was very aggressive at times with some disturbing language for our time period. He mixed his words so well with history and his writing really showed the struggle of that time period. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a great book. It has a great storyline and it is very historical for the time period. I think The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should stay in the school curriculum because it is a great historical

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ends with:  "...so there ain't nothing more to write about, and I am rotten glad of it, because if I'd a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn't a tackled it, and ain't a-going to no more.  But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.  I been there before." In the book, civilized means to the character Huck; going by his own rules because

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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there are many different views on societal situations that are conveyed through many circumstances in the book. Friendship plays a main part in the book and most of the book is focused on Huck finding a loyal friend in the slave, Jim, and eventually becoming one himself. Huck has a very definite view on friendship and feels like anyone who does not meet every criteria is an unsuitable friend. Many of these conflicts that Huck faces in choosing friends

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    Joseph Jones Mrs. Silva English 12 | 8th hour Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the book “The adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain there are many forms of symbolism ,satire ,and racism.one of the biggest factors in the book is racism, because during the time that the book was written the issue if slavery was very prominent . this issue is shown in the book in many different was one of the biggest ways this is shown throughout the novel is through the character of

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    Huckleberry Finn While reading the short story, Huckleberry Finn, readers are able to distinguish characteristics about the main character, Huck Finn. They are also able to analyze the first chapter with the help of some background information, why the book should not be banned from schools, and the relationship of the two main characters. Huck Finn is one of the most popular fictional characters in American literature. He is the main character and narrator of the story, Huckleberry Finn by Mark

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    Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s isolated life on the river helps him to discover his true identity and the flaws of the society he has known his entire life. Despite the society not allowing him to see the reality of life and people, and the problems he faces, he proves to be a realist by adapting to those problems and maintaining his inner values, especially in his sacrifice of helping Jim. Through his experience on the river, Huck realizes how blind he was as he begins to

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    Over time as people grow and learn new things, they develop morally. In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,“ Mark Twain writes about and shows the development of a young boy in a racist society. There are 3 different instances where Huck develops morally; the Widow Douglass, who is a large part of Huck’s development in the way he perceives religion, Jim, who teaches Huck what a true friendship is on their journey through the Mississippi River when he cares for him and lastly, racism in society also

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    Throughout the novel of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, Huck battles with the way he feels about Jim as a man,friend,and slave. Throughout different points of the novel Huck perceives Jim as nothing more than a slave but as he progresses through the novel he begins to see Jim as a friend. This was very difficult for Huck to do because in the time period of the 1800s most people saw African americans as slaves or nothing more than a piece of property. So for Huck to befriend Jim and think of him

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    Ernest Hemingway opined that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, epitomizes the “Great American Novel.” Hemingway stated “All modern American literature comes from Huck Finn… there has been nothing as good since.” This is a bold statement, because it gives Twain, as the author, unprecedented influence over today’s minds. It stands to reason that the themes expressed by Twain in Huck Finn resonate in many modern works. Huck Finn is perhaps one of the most-analyzed works of the last two

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    In the novel Huck Finn, Mark Twain satirizes many different subjects. One of these is the hope and faith of religious people. Satire occurs when the judge tries to cleanse pap of his drinking problems. Huck says “when the new judge said he was agoing to make a man out of him” (Twain 31). This is satirical because believing you can cleanse a drunk of his drunken stupor is a fool’s errand. Another example of satire in the novel happens Tom Sawyer decides he is making a robber gang. This is satirical

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a novel whose purpose and value has been disputed since the day the first copy was printed in 1884. It is the story of a young boy, Huck, and a runaway slave, Jim, who are both searching for their own brand of freedom, and the adventures they encounter along their intertwined path to achieve this common goal. The provocative themes of book have risen to become some of the foremost, thought provoking topics of debate among all those who read the

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    The foil between Huck and Tom is shown continuously in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn led a troubled life, he had no real farther figure plus his pap was abusive mentally and physically. Tom Sawyer also led a troublesome life with no real home. The characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are very similar throughout the beginning of the novel. In the beginning of the novel Huck Finn meets up with Tom Sawyer, in an imaginary town called Hansberry, and joins Tom’s gang

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    Modern Technology and its Influence on the American Teenager In Mark Twain’s great American novel “Huckleberry Finn” we are shown what society was like during Mark Twains lifetime and can see how much it has changed because of technology and the way people use it in their everyday lives today. In Huckleberry Finn technology plays a very minor role in the lives of young people. In today’s life, technology plays a center role in the lives of teenagers. In this essay I will show

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    Carl Olsen Mrs. Martelli American Literature AP 30 August 2014 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” uses the word “nigger” over two hundred times throughout the book. Because of the degrading term used so frequently, there have been many debates whether or not the book is racist or should even be banned from classrooms and public libraries. Some think the book offends African American students while others think it helps display the language of the historical time period which takes place

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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is about the unlikely friendship between Huck Finn, a poor white boy, and Jim, a slave searching for freedom. Their adventures together throughout the book showcase the failings of society at the time, but also show that a friendship between an African American and white boy can flourish. Over the course of the book Huck begins to become more conscious of Jim as a person and an equal, rather than someone who is beneath his class. Huck begins to make decisions

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain introduces the reader to a young character, who is referred to as Huck and is characterized as being uncivilized. In the beginning of the novel Huck is in the care of Widow Douglas who tries to educate him. Twain at first has it appear that he is less civilized than other characters but as the novel progresses, it can be concluded that Huck is in fact, more civilized. When the Widow Douglas attempts to educate Huck, she takes away his ragged clothes