The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Wished the Widow Knowed


After finding a way to help the murderers on the Walter Scott, Huck stops and reflects, narrating:

But take it all around, I was feeling ruther comfortable on accounts of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it. I wished the widow knowed about it. I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in.

What is the main purpose of these lines of text?


To emphasize the theme of River vs. Shore.


It is foreshadowing for the next rapscallions he meets on his journey.


It is a moment of humor.


To further highlight Huck's journey away from society.


To spotlight how far Huck as grown into a good Christian.