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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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A Grand Family

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What is the purpose of the several-pages long description of the Grangerfords's house and family members Huck narrates in Chapter 17?

A

To show how ostentatious they are in comparison to the more humble Shepherdsons

B

To demonstrate why Emmeline Grangerford's ridiculous poetry was taken seriously by the rest of the family.

C

To explain why Huck wants to leave their house so desperately.

D

To point out the hidden flaws of Southern society.

E

To help show how Huck can so quickly become protective of them.