This week we read “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain. One of the main themes of this work is the notion of a person not being completely good or completely bad, but somewhere in-between. Consider the following questions.
- Is the idea of not being good or bad but somewhere in-between a realistic view of mankind?
- Is Jim Smiley good or bad?
- Do we as the reader like Jim or dislike him? Why or why not?