The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

Reading Calendar for Huck Finn - *** UPDATED 12/6/10 ***

"No Fear HUCK FINN"

Use this link for a parrallel text of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (via sparknotes :) )

Mark Twain & Huck Finn PowerPoint

Here you will find background information on both Mark Twain and the story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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"Beliefs About Families" by Mary Pipher and "The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850" Law from The U.S. Statutes

When reading these two texts be sure to think in terms of their connection to The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn.  We know that Huck comes from a truly dysfunctional family.  Huck's alcoholic father is abusive, so Huck has female guardians.  Jim functions as a mother-father substitute.  In "The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850," think about how Huck meets Jim and feels guilty about not turning him in.  This provides background knowledge about what life was like in the Mid-1800's when the story takes place.
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