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For this lesson, you will need: Explain that as a concluding activity after reading and discussing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, your students must produce a paper in which they demonstrate their familiarity with the novel by writing at length about a quotation from it or a symbol in it.
Give them the following advice for choosing a quotation to write Huck finn symbols this advice applies to any novel, not just to Huckleberry Finn: Select a quotation that has already gained fame. Select a quotation that contains strong emotion.
Select an impressive statement from the very beginning or the very end of the novel. As an example of a quotation that is famous and contains strong emotion, you can cite the following statements by Huck in Chapter 8: People would call me a low down Ablitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don't make no difference.
I ain't agoing to tell [that I know where Jim, the runaway slave, is], and I ain't agoing back there [to Jim's owner] anyways. As an example of a quotation that is famous and that concludes the book, you can site the following statement from the end of Chapter I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it.
I been there before. Making sure that students know what a symbol is something that stands not only for itself but also for something larger than itselfgive them the following advice for choosing a symbol to write about this advice applies to any novel, not just to Huckleberry Finn: Select a symbol that figures in the novel dramatically—an item that the novel couldn't exist without.
Select a symbol that has meaning not just in one scene but in the work as a whole. As examples of symbols that dominate Huckleberry Finn and that the book couldn't exist without, you can suggest, first, the raft and, then, the relationship between Huck and Jim. Help students verify that they have identified a meaningful quotation or symbol by asking them to write notes eventually to be included in their paper that show how the quotation or symbol relates to the work's theme or main idea.
For example, model asking yourself how either of the quotations or either of the symbols, noted above, connects with one or more of the themes of Huckleberry Finn —say, the theme of self-growth through observing life closely and honestly; or the theme of the dangers of civilization.
Discuss with students how they might organize their essays about a quotation or a symbol. The first paragraph should include a thesis statement that 1 identifies the quotation or the symbol to be written about and 2 identifies a theme or main idea of the novel.
The next paragraph should give the writer's translation or paraphrase of the quotation or the writer's associations with the symbol. The next paragraph should explain how the quotation or symbol informs all parts of the novel—beginning, middle, and end. The final paragraph might explain how an intense study of the quotation or symbol helped the reader get more out of the novel.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Why Huckleberry Finn Rejects Civilization Why does Huckleberry Finn reject civilization?
In Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain describes Huck Finn as a normal down to earth kid from the 's.
First of all, it shows what the raft has come to symbolize for Jim and Huck: it is a symbol of freedom, of equality, of hope.
Huck and Jim become friends on the raft, because they are removed from the societal constraints that forbid such a friendship. (5): a formal system of signs and symbols (such as FORTRAN or a calculus in logic) including rules for the formation and transformation of admissible expressions.
Emmeline Grangerford, fictional character, a poet and painter in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn (). Upon viewing her works, Huck Finn naively echoes his hosts’ reverence for Emmeline’s maudlin elegies of deceased neighbours and her soppy crayon drawings of young ladies in mourning.
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