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Life on the Mississippi Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

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

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

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

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

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

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

Examine the role of the pilot's association, and determine why it was important for those who worked on the Mississippi and its benefits and drawbacks.

Discuss the explosion of...

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