The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Small group discussion Ch. 1-12 Huck’s Character 1. In the first several chapters, what are examples of Huck’s literal mindedness? What does this show about him as a character? Find examples. 2. At the beginning of the novel, Huck is influenced primarily by Tom and his Pap. What are each of these characters like (find quotes or examples) and how does their influence come up once Huck is on his own? 3. What are some of Huck’s lies? (list examples) What motivates these lies? 4. In what ways, so far, does Huck remind you of Holden Caulfield? How is he different? Jim 1. What is Jim’s status as a slave? (Example from text) 2. Why did Jim run away? (example) 3. Why does Jim hide the dead man’s face? 4. What does Huck find out about Jim while he’s ashore as a girl? Why is this significant? 5.
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