The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Satire as a Tool for Social Criticism Introduction Mark Twain in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells of a journey that is undertaken by Huck, a self-proclaimed uncivilized boy, and a runaway slave named Jim.
He has served me well these many, many years. I have not seen him for more than half a century and yet spiritually I have had his welcome company a good part of that time and have staged him in books under his own name and as 'Jim' and carted him all around--to Hannibal, down the Mississippi on a raft and even across the desert of Sahara in a balloon.
The inspiration provided by Daniel would permanently change how Clemens viewed African Americans, how he interacted with them, and how he portrayed them in literature. Daniel Quarles has his own story to tell, a story of freedom from slavery and the life he made for his family.
When John Quarles moved to Tennessee, he took Daniel with him. In Tennessee, John met and married Patsy Lampton.
In earlyJohn Quarles once again uprooted his family as well as his slaves to move to a more promising location in Florida, Missouri. Along with the Quarles family, Daniel and the other slaves set out for Missouri.
The whites enjoyed the privilege of traveling on horseback or in a horse-drawn carriages, but Daniel walked with the other slaves. When John Clemens and his family arrived in Florida inJohn Quarles appeared to be a very rich man, owning a store, thirty slaves and a acre farm.
Although Samuel Clemens described John Quarles as a kind and generous man with a sense of humor and a knack for storytelling, his slaves may have told a very different story. On the farm, slaves, including young children, worked from before sunrise to after sunset.
The men worked in the fields raising flax, grain, and hemp. The women worked as cooks, laundress, gardeners and caretakers. Daniel and Hannah had at least three children, Harvey, Frank and Mary. Despite being emancipated on November 14,Daniel and Hannah, now bedridden and blind, lived in the slave quarters.
Daniel continued to work as a field hand on the Quarles's Farm.
Census records indicate that, following the Emancipation Proclamation, Daniel left the Quarles Farm. Records from show that he was a farmer living with Hannah in Ralls County, where she died in The the Hannibal City Directory indicates that Daniel had moved to Hannibal and was living here with new wife, Catherine, and children: Frank, George, John, Caroline, and Sally.
Neither Daniel Quarles nor his children had been taught to read or write. With the assistance of Joseph Pelham, the colored school superintendent and pension agent, Daniel may have received a small pension.
Catherine worked as a servant for A. Adams, and Caroline and Sally worked as servants for J. Frank worked as a laborer for P. Evidence suggests that Daniel died in Hannibal around Soon after his death, his son Frank and third wife, Virginia Buckner Quarles, migrated to California, where Virginia had accepted an opportunity to cook for the Biggs family, friends of the Quarles family and former Hannibal residents.
They lived at Gordon Street. Continued to reside in the family home until The Grand Opening of Jim's Journey was a memorable affair as special guests included descendants of both "Jim" and "Huck", both characters from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, generally considered Twain's finest work including Larry McCarty of Grand Prairie, Texas, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Daniel and Hannah Quarles, and James Blankenship, descendant of Tom Blankenship, considered a model for Huck.
The photo was taken for a Harper's magazine story by Albert Bigelow Paine, who scrawled on the back, "This woman was a little colored girl who looked after Samuel Clemens at his family farm.In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain while Jim’s definition of freedom is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Journey of Huckleberry Finn.
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