Study Help Practice Projects

2. With the help of your classmates, find passages from the novel that detail the raft/shore dichotomy. It may be helpful to draw a map of the Mississippi River and use it to show when Huck and Jim are on the raft and when they are on shore. When considering what passages to use, examine Twain’s differing descriptions of the river itself and of the river towns. You should also consider the following quesions: What sort of traits do the townspeople possess? What happens to Huck and Jim on the raft and the river? What happens to Huck and Jim on the shore? Are there exceptions and how are these important to the novel?