This lesson is on Twain's short story "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg." It also ties in with other lessons on how to generate excellent questions. This is a useful approach for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It also relates to some of Twain's recurring themes, like how human beings are corrupt by nature, but would like to think that only other people are corrupt. Twain's searing critique of human failings, particularly greed and hypocrisy, is representative of his general views and themes expressed in many of his other works. It is also a good lesson for exploring the concept of satire and the concept of irony in its many different forms.