Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pudd'nhead Wilson Concluding Discussion

Step One: Please post your best question.
Step Two: Please respond to another's question.
Step Three: Discuss amongst yourselves.

Items that could be interesting to consider:

  • Ideas about motifs and themes. 
  • Your reaction to the ending.
  • Your final insights about Nature vs. Nurture; black and white; twinning; the question of race.
  • Reactions to this fact: Twain set his novel in pre-Civil War Missouri but wrote it post-Civil War.  Why does he choose such a setting since the war against slavery has been won?
  • Do you see any connections between small-town Dawson's Landing and small-town Littleton, CO?