Criticism Of Mark Twain

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Mark Twain wrote great tales about Tom sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and the mighty Mississippi River. He explored the American soul with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth Mark Twain became nothing less than a national treasure.” Mark twain Biography” Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name mark Twain and went on to author serval novels, including two major classics of American literature. Two of great tales that mark twain wrote were The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, in Redding Connecticut. (Mark Twain Biography) John Clemens worked as a storekeeper,…show more content…
Mark twain wrote huckleberry Finn as a sequel to tom sawyer’. In his writing process, he ended up creating a satire of the supposedly civilized society in which he lived, which was actually infused with racism in spite of the abolition of slavery. This was his critique on a society that he had not censured at all in “Tom Sawyer”. Mark twain initially wanted to portray America as it was in the 1870s but he grew to become to become something of an activist, while “Huckleberry Finn” parodied race relations. Mark twain himself became an advocate for African American student at Yale Law School Mark twain even paid their tuition in an effort to make some small recompense for all that they had endured.( Mark Twain Biography) While trying to figure why he wrote the book, we also have to think why this book is still relevant. Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is relevant today literally changed Sam Clemens personal perspective and career path more importantly to inform a 21st century audience, and should these works remain in the curricula of nation high school. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text including the validity of reasoning as well as the relevance and suffering of the evidence. (Mark twain…show more content…
“Some are extensive reviews; other, comments on “Huck” included in reports or reactions to the Concord Free public Library’s decision to ban the book from its positive reviews; negative reviews. (Conations Review Historical Context) Lauded by literary critics writers and the general reading public, Mark twain’s Adventures of huckleberry Finn commands one of the highest positions in the canon of American literature. On an international level, it is “a fixture among the classic of world literature”. During the push for school desegregation in the 1950s, however many parents raised serious objections to the teaching of this text. (The Critical Reception) These objections centered on Twain’s negative characization of Jim and his extensive use of the term ”negro” throughout the text. Many felt this characterization, along with the most powerful racial epithet in the English language, were insensitive to African-American heritage and personally offensive in racially mixed classrooms. Twains stereotypical dedication of Jim originate from traditions of his of his time writing around the time of blackface was popular, and after that a war which left the abolitionists weary of those problems tied with the Negro. Critics didn’t like the book due to the content and the wording. (The Critical
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