The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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A Body Couldn't Breathe

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In Chapter 12, Huck says the line, "I was too scared. ... [A] body couldn't breathe, to hear such talk." Huck says this while listening in on the conversation by the ruffians as they worked out if they should kill one of the the men or not.

What does this line reveal about Huck's essential personality?

A

Huck is a scaredy-cat.

B

Huck wishes he could join in the fun.

C

Huck is too fascinated to remember to breathe.

D

Huck needs people like Tom Sawyer with him to have courage.

E

Huck is an decent, moral person.