The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
Literary Techniques notes
Chapters 1-5
• Intro to characters
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Huck – protagonist, narrator (1st person limited)
Tom – representative of Romanticism
Jim – Huck’s future mentor
Widow Douglas – wants to “sivilize” Huck
•Miss Watson – owns Jim;
Douglas’s sister
•Judge Thatcher – manages Huck’s money
•Pap – alcoholic father
Ch 1-5: Plot diagram?
• Exposition – intro to characters and setting
– Setting – 1830s, St. Petersburg, MO
– Topics – education, religion, freedom,
superstition
Preview of Ch. 6-9
• More exposition
• Narrative hook
– Why is Jim on the island?
• Other things to consider:
– River is rising – time of year?
– Make note of the frame house that washes up

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