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Perspectives in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : reading log and learning tasks


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Perspectives in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : reading log and learning tasks

  1. 1. In exploring the various perspectives in you will be required to complete the following reading and learning activities. Each task is compulsory. You will receive a grade for each task. NB: The Literature Group task will be “peer assessed”.
  2. 2. Analysing Relationships • 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.
  3. 3. Literature Groups • 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.
  4. 4. Geographical Connection • 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. Instructions: • 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