Discussion questions – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: What’s up with Twain’s claim that there’s no plot
- What’s up with Twain’s claim that there’s no plot and no moral to this story? We kind of understand why he’d say there’s no plot, but how could he possibly say there’s no moral?
- That river. It’s obviously important, so what does the Mississippi River do for the book? What does it symbolize? What role does it play in the plot?
- Huckleberry Finn deals with some serious themes: murder, revenge, slavery, betrayal, conscience, abuse, and alcoholism. Is this really a book for high school students? Would a contemporary novel dealing with the same issues be assigned reading?
Asked on 01.05.2017 in English Literature.