Day 1

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Huck think of the Widow Douglas? Is he appreciative of her care?

    Huck is torn about the Widow because he is basically a moral person. He is grateful to her, and feels guilt about going astray from her rules. He tries hard, but cannot live up to her standards. Huck does not hate or resent Widow Douglas for this, though: he wants to impress her, but doesn't feel he has what it takes. He does appreciate her care, but, in the end, would rather not have it.

  2. 2

    Does Tom's band of thieves remind you of games you used to play as a child? What was your experience? Why was/wasn't it similar?

    Answers will vary. In this author's past, a summer-long game...

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