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  1. Mid-Term Review

  2. Sample Questions What are some parallels between Huck’s narrative and Frederick Douglass’ Narrative ? What would Douglass make of Twain’s Jim character?

  3. What is Deism? How does it relate to the Age of Reason? How is Franklin’s Autobiography reflect the values of the Age of Reason?

  4. What is perverseness? What are some examples of perverseness in the Poe stories we read this semester? Discuss the notion of freedom in two of the texts we’ve read this semester?

  5. Define the Calvinist principle of limited atonement. How is this demonstrated in Sinners of the Hands of an Angry God? How is Huck Finn a critique of Puritanism? Romanticism?

  6. Twain wrote that Huck Finn was, “a book of mine where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat.” What does this mean? Give example from Huck Finn in your answer. • How is Huck Finn a Realist text? The Narrative of Frederick Douglass?

  7. Compare the use of superstition in The Narrative of Frederick Douglass and Huck Finn. • How does the idea of the American Dream relate to Huck Finn? How would characters in the novel define the American Dream? Are these dreams Romantic in nature? Realist? Neither? Both?