Tom Sawyer appears in front of us both similar and fresh. We find Tom always fresh in every new page of Mark Twain. "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" not only attracts children by different adventures and tricks of Tom Sawyer but also readers who are adults because through this novel they can return their own childhood which is said to be the happiest time in our lives. Only by having a great love for children, understanding them well and sympathizing them, can Mark Twain wrote such interesting pages about them.
He saw life as a journey and an Adventure. Within the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as a number of his other most appreciated works, he portrays bits and items of his childhood humorously and a childlike quality. Each of his novels is narrated through a child’s eyes especially his own. The story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on the other hand was criticized in every way possible. However, over all of this Mark Twain did not apprehend that he had written one of the foremost necessary books on earth that preached for racism to come to an end after the Civil War.
It was the Mississippi River and the values of the people who lived along its length that made Twain one of America's best and favorite storytellers. The humor which he found there, along with its way of life, has continued to fascinate readers and to embody an almost mythic sense of what it meant to be a young American in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Samuel Clemens was considered the father of modern American literature. He was an author, humorist, and lecturer. His insight into human nature, his humor, and his use of everyday American language have made his novels and stories among the best in American literature.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is an exciting and insightful novel by Mark Twain which follows the adventures of an adventurous and slightly devious boy in Missouri, USA. The author demonstrates through a series of adventures how the main character Tom Sawyer matures and ultimately comes to understand to put concern for others over concern for himself. The author also illustrates through characterisation of Tom Sawyer the fundamental ideas that people’s actions are not so clear cut morally and how personalities are complex and not so straightforward. Mark Twain conveys many important issues and ideas in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. The author helps to make Tom Sawyer an interesting character by making him a multifaceted person through introducing contradictions in his personality, instead of just making a “flat”, and uninteresting character.
The Childhood of Charles Dickens "I do not write resentfully or angrily: for I know all these things have worked together to make me what I am" - Charles Dickens Charles Dickens's tumultuous childhood did indeed shape the person he became, as well as have a definite impact on his literary career. There are shades of young Dickens in many of his most beloved characters, including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and of course, Great Expectations' Pip. Like Dickens, all three of these characters came from humble beginnings and were able to rise above their respective circumstances to achieve success. Similarly, Dickens' literary success is owed in large part to his unhappy childhood experiences. He did not merely overcome his past, he triumphed over it by incorporating it into best-selling works of art.
The novel is considered one of Twain’s most successful and will always be a popular classic. Thanks to his humorous, narrative and irreverent style, Mark Twain will always be a well-loved author. During his life, Twain wrote some of the most beloved classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Innocents Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. By taking from his own life experiences and reflections on America coming into its own, the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is one of the most well known classics among American culture.
Huckleberry Finn's Struggles with Conscience Since Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885, critics have considered it an excellent example of a story tracing the journey of a young man from childhood to adulthood. Through the years, readers have enjoyed seeing Huck grow from a young, carefree boy into a responsible young man with a decent sense of right and wrong. The " adventures" appeal to readers who had to make some of the same tough decisions Huck did in struggles with conscience. When readers first meet Huck, he is living with the Widow Douglas and trying his best to conform to her rules. For example, when he wanted to smoke, "She said it was a mean practice and wasn't clean, and I must not try to do it any more" (4).
"The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer," also fits into the genres of satire, frontier literature, folk narrative and comedy. Every adventure is new and more stimulating than the prior episode. These adventures are from an adult who views the adult world critically and looks back on the sentiments and past times of childhood in a somewhat idealized manner, with wit and also in a nostalgic way. Critics have suggested several other sources for the novel, including South Western humorist, George W. Harris. This is an example of "escapism" from a society that Mark Twain had felt alienated from.
As time passed more and more he became a bigger and bigger icon in the United States. Mark Twain changed the way writing was understood, he found realism in his memories from his childhood that was discovered to be controversial but overall truthful about the time period. Mark Twain grew up in Missouri and expressed his exotic and memories throughout his books. He wrote some of the most realistic fictional novels and really captured the life of kids in the late 1800’s. Although his life turned into a overwhelming depression, his books will live on forever and so will his glory years.
It continues to succeed other works because of its innovative narrative style and inclusion of the southern vernacular, its realistic and relatable subject matter, and its portrayal of loyalty and strength in friendships, regardless of the consequences. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses several symbols, particularly the raft, the presence of the Duke and the King, and Tom Sawyer’s Romanticism contrasting with Huck’s Realism to illuminate one of the most prominent ideas in the novel; Freedom versus Civilization and the bondage of belonging to society. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of a young boy named Huck Finn, and an escaped slave, Jim, on their journey together down the Mississippi river on a raft, as well as through their moral, ethical, and human development. This journey leads them not only into difficult water currents, but also into various challenges with society. Huck and Jim’s shared and ultimate goal is to seek and find freedom; however, this desired freedom is sharply contrasted with the ever-present civili... ... middle of paper ... ...l sentiments just like whites, which cause them to become closer, as Huck proceeds to assist Jim in reaching freedom as well.