The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Discussion Questions

  1. What is the difference between the Widow’s conception of Providence and Miss Watson’s? Why does Huck accept the former and reject the latter?
  2. How are the Grangerfords and Shepherdsons similar? Why does Huck spend so much time dwelling on the artistic works of the deceased Emmeline Grangerford?
  3. Is the novel’s ending satisfactory? Is Tom’s return a trite annoyance or an acceptable conclusion both structurally and narratively?
  4. Does Jim show any growth as a character, from the beginning of the novel to the very end?
  5. What part does superstition play in the novel? Does it fade away significantly as the narrative proceeds to its conclusion?
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