Life on the Mississippi Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the genre of a memoir and write about what it means to write in this genre, including benefits and drawbacks.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of the men described in "Life on the Mississippi" and compare them, finding similarities and differences.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role early explorers had in America and their relationship with the Indians.

Essay Topic 4

Choose an excerpt from "Huckleberry Finn" as referenced in Chapter 3, and discuss its significance in "Life on the Mississippi."

Essay Topic 5

Examine the methods used in training cub pilots and in navigating the river, and determine how effective these methods were during the 1800's.

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the role Mr. Bixby had in the life of Mark Twain and compare his role with that of another captain introduced by Twain.

Essay Topic 7

Examine the role of the pilot's association, and determine why it was important for those...

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