Huck FInn - Essential Questions

Huck Finn
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  • What role does society play in shaping who we are?
They give us a mindset and give us rewards and disciplines for the things they think is right/wrong. Our immediate family plays the major role in this in how they raise us.
  • What does freedom mean to you?
It depends on what kind of freedom is being talked about. There is the basic freedom to be a free thinker and to have a mind of your own (hopefully that is never taken away). Then, ofcourse, freedom is owning yourself. And then freedom is able to have the potential of doing whatever you want to, which isn't necessary, but is nice :D.
  • How do you go about making important decisions?
Everyone has a biased outlook on things, so usually I write down what I think to sort it all out, ask some of the people I'm closest to to give me an honest opinion, and I like the process of elimination :) .
  • What does The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn teach us about what it means to be human?
It brings up the nature vs. nurture dilemma that really defines who we are. It teaches us that we all have aspirations and although the culture we are living in may tell us one thing is wrong, it may not be. But then again, who defines right/wrong? Who defines truth?
  • What can we learn from reading this book?
This book really made me wonder how many things in my life I took from the culture around me, and how many things I know are right and wrong in your heart.