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1. Compare the character of Tom Sawyer as it is developed in Tom Sawyer with its presentation in Huckleberry Finn. What are some major differences? What accounts for them?

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2. Survey some critical essays on the ending of Huckleberry Finn. Choose the explanation of the ending you think best and defend it.

3. Prepare a report on Twain's early life. What parts of his experience does he use in Huckleberry Finn?

4. Critics have defined the raft as a symbol of freedom. Prepare a report on the symbolism of Huck's raft, tracing how its significance is developed.

5. Huckleberry Finn is a humorous book. Classify and discuss several different types of humor it employs.

6. Prepare a report on a film, musical, or television version of Huckleberry Finn. How does this version compare with the original? What changes have been made? Why?

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