The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Transcript The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Literary Techniques notes

Chapters 1-5 • Intro to characters – Huck – protagonist, narrator (1 st person limited) – Tom – representative of Romanticism – Jim – Huck’s future mentor – Widow Douglas – wants to “sivilize” Huck •Miss Watson – owns Jim; Douglas’s sister •Judge Thatcher – manages Huck’s money •Pap – alcoholic father

Ch 1-5: Plot diagram?

• Exposition – intro to characters and setting – Setting – 1830s, St. Petersburg, MO – Topics – education, religion, freedom, superstition

Preview of Ch. 6-9 • More exposition • Narrative hook – Why is Jim on the island?

• Other things to consider: – River is rising – time of year?

– Make note of the frame house that washes up