Pearl McHaney, Connecting Lines: Choices and Their Consequences
Decatur Library Auditorium
March 29, 2017, 7:15p.m.
Choices and Their Consequences: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Lois Lowry’s The Giver. In each of these novels, classics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the protagonists are faced with nearly overwhelming odds as they revolt against the status quo of their cultures. How Huck Finn and Jonas come to realize their worlds as drastically flawed and how they make decisions suggest to readers that choices have consequences, sometimes favorable, sometimes disastrous. SERIES SCHEDULE: Wednesday evenings, 7:15 pm. Free and open to the public. April 19: Individuals and Communities: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy and Beloved If you would like more information on the lecture series, please listen to Pearl’s interview with Lois Reitzes on City Lights!