English 10 Honors: American Literature » Gunnar's Guide to Huck|
||Gunnar's Guide to Huck
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
You will demonstrate your understanding of:
· why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered an important novel in the cadre of American literature;
· how a novel written at the end of the 19th Century remains relevant today;
· numerous literary themes that have universal ramifications, themes you typically find developed in other pieces of literature, particularly the concept of the “deformed conscience” as well as the conflict between the individual and society;
· common themes; how you can easily connect Huck to other pieces of literature as well as your own experience;
· how to improve your analytical skills;
· the definition and concept of satire;
· how satire can be an effective tool in bringing human behaviors to light and/or precipitating change in human behavior;
· how authors develop satire, how they address serious issues with humor;
· the characteristics of Realist and Romantic literature; Mark Twain as a Realist as opposed to a Romantic; Twain’s disdain for Romantic literature; Huck as the Realist / Tom Sawyer as the Romantic;
· the definitions and use of the following literary devices: symbolism, metaphor, motif, foreshadowing, irony, allusion, imagery, tone, character, vernacular, diction, syntax – and more;
· how to successfully summarize a text, then respond to it by interacting with it, by having the conversation;
· how thinking critically about literature can increase its value to you;
· the controversy surrounding the novel as well as other “banned books.”
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