FC: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2: Mark Twain | Samuel Clemens(Mark Twain) was born on November 30, 1835. He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later become the setting for his famous novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". He wrote his novels with a pseudonym because of the criticism he could face for writing about such controversial topics. Twain is widely considered one of the greatest American writers and his novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" depicts the American Dream. Twain died on April 21, 1910.
3: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Setting The novel is set in the 1800s in Hannibal, Missouri and also along the Mississippi River. | Dialect In this era this area has a unique dialect which involves lots of slang primarily because most people are uneducated.
4: Slavery is very common in this time period and the novel is set prior to the Civil War. Most people are very poorly educated and as a result have very poor speech. | Era Continued
5: Character Representations | Huck Finn Huck is not very educated and enjoys mischief and trickery. He is also often homeless because his father is a drunk who does not help Huck in any way. | Jim Jim is a slave who is friends with Huck. They both run away, but Huck fakes his death and is not wanted like Jim is for being a runaway slave.
6: Character Representations Continued | In the novel, Huck is a roguish character. He always wants to go against society and do his own thing. an example of this would be joining Tom Sawyer's Gang. | Jim is very intelligent compared to most slaves of his time. Jim wants to be a free man so that he can go back to his family and he tries doing this by running away, but he will be set free anyways because it is in the will of his owner.
7: Major Themes | A major theme in Huck Finn is slavery and racism. Throughout the novel there is much racism against African Americans and also there is much slavery. For example, Jim is a slave, but he runs away with Huck to escape. | Another common theme is escaping civilization because throughout the novel Huck is trying to be less civilized by not taking baths or by trying to avoid going to school on a regular basis.
8: How society is Reflected in Literature | Society can be reflected in literature in many ways. An example of this is in The Crucible because society is reflected as very paranoid and with a great sense of hysteria about them
9: In The Crucible society is also reflected as extremely religious and because of that they will accuse anyone of being a witch even for something as simple as not know the ten commandments or not attending church on a regular basis.
10: Essential Question | How are people transformed through their relationships with others? | In the novel, Jim is a slave, but as he and Huck start to spend time together they become really close and learn a lot about each other.
11: Then as the novel goes on Huck starts to see Jim as his friend and not as a slave and he ends up accepting that he will go to Hell just so that he can help Jim.