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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

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Puddin Head Wilson

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

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