Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 246 pages
These materials will promote interdisciplinary study of the novel and enrich the student's understanding of the issues raised. The work begins with a literary analysis of the novel's structure, language, and major themes and examines its censorship history, including recent cases linked to questions of race and language. A chapter on censorship and race offers a variety of opposing contemporary views on these issues as depicted in the novel. The memoirs in the chapter Mark Twain's Mississippi Valley illuminate the novel's pastoral view of nature in conflict with a violent civilization resting on the institution of slavery and shaped by the genteel code of honor. Slavery, Its Legacy, and Huck Finn features 19th-century pro-slavery arguments, firsthand accounts of slavery, the text of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, and opposing views on civil disobedience from such 19th- and 20th-century Americans as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Stephen A. Douglas, and William Sloane Coffin. Nineteenth-century commentators on the Southern Code of Honor and Twain's sentimental cultural satire directly relate the novel to the social and cultural milieu in which it was written. Each chapter closes with study questions, student project ideas, and sources for further reading on the topic. This is an ideal companion for teacher use and student research in English and American history courses.
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Derby and Miller, 1852) 158 Stephen A. Douglas, "Measures of Adjustment" (Chicago, October 23, 1850) 160 Orville Dewey, The Laws of Human Progress and ...
And he also begins to realize the brutality and senselessness that lie beneath the surface of human society, even in seemingly civilized villages very much ...
... as an individual human being changes, and he resolves to defy society to protect him. It is a resolution to which he comes gradually and painstakingly.
... Jim as a human being and a comrade. While Huck tries to teach Jim a garbled version of history and literature, primarily from the books they have found, ...
Jim takes on a greater human dimension, in Huck's mind, as one who errs and suffers, by telling of his discovery of his daughter's deafness, ...
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Censorship and Race
3 Mark Twains Mississippi Valley
4 Slavery Its Legacy and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5 The Code of Honor
Shakespeare Home Decor Sentimental Verse