In 1847 Clemens father soon passed away, during this grieving process he left school only having made it to the fifth grade, he then started work for a local newspaper. His family never had much money and when his father passed financial life got even tougher. When Samuel turned 18 he went out east where he worked on my newspapers had obtained some success at writing his articles. In 1851 he became a typesetter and assistant at the Western Union, which was a paper owned by his eldest brother (umsystem.edu). His first sketch called “A Gallant Fireman,” was printed in this paper. In 1856 he began another period of wandering, he had a commission to write some comic travel letters for the Keokuk Daily Post, these, signed with the pseudonym “Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass,” were characterized by the misspelling, the atrocious grammar, and the weirdly constructed sentences then becoming fashionable among rising humorist (Britannica 76). He came back home in 1857 to start a new job as a riverboat pilot o...
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...over again by thousands. His legacy continues to live on throughout every generation, he is look at as an American legend. His writing endure in bookshelves and in the hearts and minds of the readers of every generation. In his sketches, articles, stories, and novels, he captured the flavor and spirit of America during the late nineteenth century (umsystem.edu). More importantly, he wrote eloquently about universal themes that affect people of all times, his wit, combined with a deep sympathy for innocent and well-meaning people, came from his humble origins in Missouri He spent his entire life contemplating and writing on his surroundings (umsystem.edu). He gave us images of the romance, realism, strengths, weaknesses, and the ups and downs of this crazy world we are living in. As Sam once wrote‚ “Supposing is good‚ but finding out is better” (marktwainhouse.org).
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