Discussion question – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Some critics claim that Jim is Huck’s “true father.”
- Some critics claim that Jim is Huck’s “true father.” Defend or refute this statement.
- Discuss the qualities Huck possesses which are necessary for survival on the frontier. Give specific examples from the novel.
- What is the symbolic importance of the setting of the novel (land vs. river)?
- What does the reader infer about Twain’s attitude towards slavery and racism?
- Discuss how the river provides freedom for Huck.
- What is “civilization” in the mind of Huck?