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Puddin Head Wilson
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Puddin Head Wilson

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A very graphic depiction of the plot and characters in Mark Twain's novel Puddin Head Wilson; done visually to facilitate teaching the book to high school or community college students

A very graphic depiction of the plot and characters in Mark Twain's novel Puddin Head Wilson; done visually to facilitate teaching the book to high school or community college students

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  • 1. MARK TWAIN’S PUDD’N’HEAD WILSON:
    A GRAPHIC PRESENTATION
    OF THE
    CHARACTERS
    A POWERPOINT PROGAM DESIGNED BY CHARLES HENDERSON
    2005
  • 2. PUDD’N’HEAD WILSON
    PERCY DRISCOLL
    ROXANNA,
    DRISCOLL’S SLAVE
    1
    1
    SON
    SON
    ROXIE SWITCHES THE BOYS
    THOMAS B. DRISCOLL
    CHAMBRE
    x
    2
    2
    THOMAS B. DRISCOLL
    CHAMBRE
    (continued)
  • 3. x
    (Boys are swapped)
    2
    2
    CHAMBRE
    THOMAS B. DRISCOLL
    4
    PERCY
    DRISCOLL DIES.
    5
    ROXIE IS FREED AT PERCY
    DRISCOLL’S DEATH AND LEAVES
    3
    THOMAS DRISCOLL
    (CHAMBRE) IS RAISED BY “UNCLE” JUDGE DRISCOLL
    3
    THOMAS IS RAISED AS A SLAVE
  • 4. 4
    5
    THOMAS IS RAISED AS A SLAVE
    THOMAS (CHAMBERS) INCURRS
    A SMALL FORTUNE IN GAMBLING
    DEBT
    5A
    ROXIE COMES BACK AND SELLS HERSELF AS A SLAVE TO HELP “THOMAS” PAY HIS DEBT
    5
    “THOMAS” BETRAYS ROXIE
    AND SELLS HER “DOWNTHE
    RIVER”
    6
    6A
    ROXIE ESCAPES, COMES BACK AND REVEALS TO “THOMAS” THAT HE IS A NEGRO
    AND THAT HE MUST GET
    THE MONEY TO BUY HER
    FREEDOM
    WHILE STEALING FROM HIS UNCLE TO GET THE MONEY, “THOMAS” KILLS HIM WITH LUIGI’S KNIFE; AND LUIGI GOES ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDER
    6
  • 5. PUDD’N’HEAD WILSON PREPARES TO DEFEND LUIGI BUT FINDS SOME INTERESTING FACTS
    WHILE EXAMINING THE KNIFE FOR PALM PRINTS
  • 6. WILSON DEFENDS LUIGI WITH AN “ACE IN THE HOLE”
    1
    2
    Wilson reminds the court that he has, for years and for fun, dabbled in palm prints to tell fortunes
    He demonstrates palm prints as being unique to each person
  • 7. 4
    His startling revelation is that the prints belong to the Negro slave, Valet de Chambre (Chambers).
    3
    Next, he advises the court that he knows whose prints are on the knife
  • 8. 5
    When they begin to arrest “Chambers,” Wilson informs them that the man they know as Chambers is not him.
    6
    He reveals that two palm prints, one of the man as a boy and the one on the knife belong to Thomas Driscol as a boy when he was actually Chambers.
  • 9. 1. Roxana confesses what
    she did.
    2. Thomas (Chambers) is
    arrested.
    3. Chambers (Thomas) is
    restored to his
    inheritance).
    4. Chambers is sold, not
    hung, because he is worth
    $500.
    5. Thomas is unable to live a
    full life as a white man
    7

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