Why is Pudd'nhead Wilson a Tragedy?


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A _____ is a story of drama ending in despair.

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1. Why is the arrival of Pudd'nhead Wilson considered a disruption that contributes to the tragedy of Dawson's Landing?

2. In Pudd'nhead Wilson, which event leads up to the murder of Judge Driscoll, bringing the story's tragedy timeline to its escalation?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

With this combination of a quiz and worksheet, you can check your knowledge of Pudd'nhead Wilson and its categorization as a tragedy. Questions address Puddn'head's arrival as a disruption, along with the main reason the story is considered to be a tragedy.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use the questions on the quiz to test your knowledge of the topics below:

  • Pudd'nhead's arrival
  • The event leading to the murder of Judge Driscoll
  • What are used to solve the murder
  • Why the story is ultimately considered a tragedy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the term for a drama that ends in despair
  • Reading comprehension - understand the plot element that makes the story a tragedy
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about how the murder is solved

Additional Learning

For even more review, click on the lesson titled Why is Pudd'nhead Wilson a Tragedy? With this open, you can dig into the other material listed here:

  • Escalation of tension in the plot
  • Powerlessness felt by the characters
  • A sorrowful ending