As Clemens grew up he wanted to become steamboat pilot because he saw many of steamboats while living on the Mississippi River ("Mark Twain: Childhood."). Clemens was about 9 years old he attended a private school in Hannibal, Mo. ("Mark Twain (American Writer)."). John Marshall Clemens, his father, died when he was just 12 years old ("Mark Twain (American Writer)."). The next year Clemens dropped out of school and became a printer’s apprentice ("Mark Twain."
After engaging in several failed business ventures, Twain moved West to find new work. At the same time, he sent small sketches to Orion. In his journey West, Twain stumbled upon the Mississippi River. Horace Bixby taught him every corner of the 2,000 mile long river. Bixby not only taught him piloting a steamboat, but he also shared many superstitions that can be found in Twain’s works (Fredericks).
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Throughout his life, he was always fascinated with militaries and war. This book reflects his perspective on matters regarding the history of America and one message he portrays was his fascination with war, the military, and the men who lead or served in battle, such as Dwight Eisenhower. This also exposes Ambrose’s great patriotism for his country. He portrays his messages by using many descriptive adjectives and an upbeat style of speech as well writing about achievements he has done throughout his life, for instance launching a museum in commemoration for World War Two veterans. Ambrose was also very influenced by historical and biographical factors such as his Father, the period in which he grew up in, and of American figures.
In 1858, he became a licensed riverboat pilot (About Mark Twain). This experience allowed him to explore the Mississippi River, which played a large role in developing the novel. Twain clearly shows his social criticisms in this novel using satire. Huckleberry Finn was publish... ... middle of paper ... ...through the eyes of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn. Works Cited -A&E Television Networks, LLC.