Perspectives in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : reading log and learning tasks
In exploring the various perspectives in
you will be required to complete the following reading and learning
Each task is compulsory.
You will receive a grade for each task. NB: The Literature Group task will
be “peer assessed”.
• Review Chapters 2 through 15, paying special attention to Huck’s relationship with Jim.
Note how Huck treats Jim… and how Huck feels about him.
• Write a brief analysis of their relationship.
• What changes does it undergo?
• What do you think causes these changes?
Support your opinions with quotations from the novel. Include an analysis of the
language forms and features in the quotations you select.
• Nature plays an important part in Huck’s life. In your group, find passages
in Chapters 1 through 15, in which Huck describes nature and natural
elements. Discuss the meanings and perspectives which are
represented/symbolised through these elements.
• Pay particular attention to the key aspect that Huck finds in nature… that
is lacking in his relationships with people.
• Present your examples to the rest of the class.
• Draw, ‘digitally create’ or copy a map of the
Mississippi River Valley.
• As you read the novel, track Huck and Jim’s journey
on the Mississippi River.
• Use symbols and images to identify:
• key locations of significant events (where,
perhaps, Huck changes his perspective!)
• towns that they visit and the perspectives of the
people in these towns
• Include key quotes from the novel as you track
along the river