why did they take “the n word” out of Mark Twain’s books.
they take that word out of classic books but they allow any modern rap artist to say it as many times as they want.it seems pretty stupid to me
“They” are idiots. I read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn when I was in high school. I read them to learn comprehension of the classics and to learn how to write great books. All of these years later, I only remember N***** Jim because someone has a stake in stirring the racial pot all of the time. What I remember continuously about Twain’s books is how good they were. I own his collected works which I have reread several times. I also immediately by any other stories by him I stumble across.The books were not racist when he wrote them. They were a reflection of the times he lived in. I’ve learned a lot more about history from Twain than those who would call him racist have learned from all of the sources in their lives.
mark twain help…..
ok i finish reading “the prince and the pauper” written by our great american satirist “MARK TWAIN”ok my book report is due next next week i need to find as many things possible satirized by mark twain….any examples?….can you please give me what chapter its on or quote that justifies…
The entire story is a satire. The book is a social and political satire. Particularly compelling in its condemnation of the inequality that existed between the classes in Tudor England. An effect of the story is to satirize the artful exercise of power by a king – the political satire.The next paragraph is from:http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/ite…Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince And The Pauper is a delightful satire of England’s romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparked the best of Mark Twain’s tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London’s filthy lanes, the other a prince born in a lavish palace, unwittingly trade identities. Thus a bedraggled “Prince of Poverty” discovers that his private dreams have all the come true — while a pampered Prince of Wales finds himself tossed into a rough-and-tumble world of squalid beggars and villainous thieves. Originally written as a story for children, The Prince And The Pauper is a classic novel for adults as well — through its stinging attack on the ageless human folly of attempting to measure true worth by outer appearances.This site might help you with the report. It explains how to write a GOOD book report.http://lkwdpl.org/study/bookrep/Good luck!
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How is the American Dream presented in the Book Huck Finn by Mark Twain.
writing a paper and i have to include this book.
Although Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn two decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War, America—and especially the South—was still struggling with racism and the aftereffects of slavery. By the early 1880s, Reconstruction, the plan to put the United States back together after the war and integrate freed slaves into society, had hit shaky ground, although it had not yet failed outright. As Twain worked on his novel, race relations, which seemed to be on a positive path in the years following the Civil War, once again became strained. The imposition of Jim Crow laws, designed to limit the power of blacks in the South in a variety of indirect ways, brought the beginning of a new, insidious effort to oppress. The new racism of the South, less institutionalized and monolithic, was also more difficult to combat. Slavery could be outlawed, but when white Southerners enacted racist laws or policies under a professed motive of self-defense against newly freed blacks, far fewer people, Northern or Southern, saw the act as immoral and rushed to combat it.Although Twain wrote the novel after slavery was abolished, he set it several decades earlier, when slavery was still a fact of life. But even by Twain’s time, things had not necessarily gotten much better for blacks in the South. In this light, we might read Twain’s depiction of slavery as an allegorical representation of the condition of blacks in the United States even after the abolition of slavery. Just as slavery places the noble and moral Jim under the control of white society, no matter how degraded that white society may be, so too did the insidious racism that arose near the end of Reconstruction oppress black men for illogical and hypocritical reasons. In Huckleberry Finn, Twain, by exposing the hypocrisy of slavery, demonstrates how racism distorts the oppressors as much as it does those who are oppressed. The result is a world of moral confusion, in which seemingly “good” white people such as Miss Watson and Sally Phelps express no concern about the injustice of slavery or the cruelty of separating Jim from his family.By focusing on Huck’s education, Huckleberry Finn fits into the tradition of the bildungsroman: a novel depicting an individual’s maturation and development. As a poor, uneducated boy, for all intents and purposes an orphan, Huck distrusts the morals and precepts of the society that treats him as an outcast and fails to protect him from abuse. This apprehension about society, and his growing relationship with Jim, lead Huck to question many of the teachings that he has received, especially regarding race and slavery. More than once, we see Huck choose to “go to hell” rather than go along with the rules and follow what he has been taught. Huck bases these decisions on his experiences, his own sense of logic, and what his developing conscience tells him. On the raft, away from civilization, Huck is especially free from society’s rules, able to make his own decisions without restriction. Through deep introspection, he comes to his own conclusions, unaffected by the accepted—and often hypocritical—rules and values of Southern culture. By the novel’s end, Huck has learned to “read” the world around him, to distinguish good, bad, right, wrong, menace, friend, and so on. His moral development is sharply contrasted to the character of Tom Sawyer, who is influenced by a bizarre mix of adventure novels and Sunday-school teachings, which he combines to justify his outrageous and potentially harmful escapades.When Huck plans to head west at the end of the novel in order to escape further “sivilizing,” he is trying to avoid more than regular baths and mandatory school attendance. Throughout the novel, Twain depicts the society that surrounds Huck as little more than a collection of degraded rules and precepts that defy logic. This faulty logic appears early in the novel, when the new judge in town allows Pap to keep custody of Huck. The judge privileges Pap’s “rights” to his son as his natural father over Huck’s welfare. At the same time, this decision comments on a system that puts a white man’s rights to his “property”—his slaves—over the welfare and freedom of a black man. In implicitly comparing the plight of slaves to the plight of Huck at the hands of Pap, Twain implies that it is impossible for a society that owns slaves to be just, no matter how “civilized” that society believes and proclaims itself to be. Again and again, Huck encounters individuals who seem good—Sally Phelps, for example—but who Twain takes care to show are prejudiced slave-owners. This shaky sense of justice that Huck repeatedly encounters lies at the heart of society’s problems: terrible acts go unpunished, yet frivolous crimes, such as drunkenly shouting insults, lead to executions. Sherburn’s speech to the mob that has come to lynch him accurately summarizes the view of society Twain gives in Huckleberry Finn: rather than maintain collective welfare, society instead is marked by cowardice, a lack of logic, and profound selfishness.There you go. It is basically freedom and escape from society.
Who influenced Mark twain’s writing and style. With source please thanks..
“With source please.” Right. How about if YOU find a source and read it? I think that’s the whole point of this thingamabob called “education.”There are many literary biographies of Twain; your library must have one or more such books, and there are also specialized databases of literary criticism that you can access through your library’s website or its computers — ask the librarian how to do that. Make sure you’re using something written by qualified scholars, not some Wiki-wacky website written by random nobodies.
How did Mark Twain influence society/America.
How did Mark Twain influence society?I preferably need examples from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and on topics regarding nature being more civil than civilization, peace, or anti-slavery.
Twain was a master of sarcastic wit and humor using both to poke fun at American and the current ideas of the time. At a time when writing was an art in language and words had more then one meaning when written in the text as he used them, most of his stories have meanings at many levels.Regrettably, during the “updated” rewriting and revisions of books. The words have been dumbed down in many stories and meanings lost. If you are reading an Abridged version of the stories of Twain neither you nor you teacher will ever see the story or the humor as it was intended.As far as the stories go it would be best for you to do your own homework and actually read the book.
Who is the author you own/read the most books of.
How many books?
Being what you might call a Jane Austen junkie and owning several copies of all six of her major novels plus everything else she wrote, including letters which were not torched by the hand of her sister, Cassandra, Jane Austen would be the most accurate answer.Though I have all of Charles Dickens’ novels plus the majority of other things he wrote and have read a number of them several times, it is Jane Austen’s novels which I have read many, many times.As to number of books, Charles Dickens trumps Jane Austen.I also have collected as many books by Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Eleanor H. Porter and Lucy Maud Montgomery I could find. Other authors who come under the heading of owning many, in some cases all, of their works include Dean Koontz, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain, Rex Stout, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ellis Peters, Mary Stewart, Phyllis A. Whitney, Victoria Holt, Vince Flynn, Rosamunde Pilcher and quite a number of others, from classics to contemporary and everything in between. (I honestly couldn’t tell you which author wins as far as number of books goes.)True confessions of a book addict. 🙂
Was Mark Twain racist. Or was it his books.
We’ve been reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in our college English class. Having to perform a debate about how it is racist, we’ve been trying to figure out whether Twain himself was racist or if it was just his books. How would this be defended?
neither Mark Twain or his books were racist. He wrote his books during a time where slaves were still around. it’s just like people are talking about banning ‘huck finn’ because it used the n-word too many times, so what it’s just a word!
what does mark twain write about and how does he write about it.
Mark Twain ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_TwainWriting:OverviewTwain began his career writing light, humorous verse but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. Many of Twain’s works have been suppressed at times for various reasons. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been repeatedly restricted in American high schools, not least for its frequent use of the word “******”, which was a common term when the book was written.Unfortunately, a complete bibliography of his works is nearly impossible to compile because of the vast number of pieces written by Twain (often in obscure newspapers) and his use of several different pen names. Additionally, many believe that a large portion of his speeches and lectures have been lost or simply were not written down; thus, the collection of Twain’s works is an ongoing process. Researchers have rediscovered published material by Twain as recently as 1995.Many paragraphs of useful information are found under these headingsEarly journalism and traveloguesTom Sawyer and Huckleberry FinnLater writingfor example:Pen namesTwain used different pen names before deciding on Mark Twain. He signed humorous and imaginative sketches Josh until 1863. Additionally, he used the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass for a series of humorous letters.He maintained that his primary pen name came from his years working on Mississippi riverboats, where two fathoms, a depth indicating safe water for passage of boat, was measured on the sounding line. A fathom is a maritime unit of depth, equivalent to two yards (1.8 m); twain is an archaic term for “two”. The riverboatman’s cry was mark twain or, more fully, by the mark twain, meaning “according to the mark [on the line], [the depth is] two [fathoms]”, that is, “there are 12 feet (3.7 m) of water under the boat and it is safe to pass”.Twain claimed that his famous pen name was not entirely his invention. In Life on the Mississippi, he wrote:Captain Isaiah Sellers was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “MARK TWAIN”, and give them to the New Orleans Picayune. They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; … At the time that the telegraph brought the news of his death, I was on the Pacific coast. I was a fresh new journalist, and needed a nom de guerre; so I confiscated the ancient mariner’s discarded one, and have done my best to make it remain what it was in his hands—a sign and symbol and warrant that whatever is found in its company may be gambled on as being the petrified truth; how I have succeeded, it would not be modest in me to say.Twain’s version of the story regarding his nom de plume has been questioned by biographer George Williams III, the Territorial Enterprise newspaper, and Purdue University’s Paul Fatout. which claim that mark twain refers to a running bar tab that Twain would regularly incur while drinking at John Piper’s saloon in Virginia City, Nevada.ME!.
How many books did Mark Twain write.
Just books please.
He wrote 28 books for sure….as well as a lot of short stories. I’m not sure if he won any awards but I’ll look into it for you.okay so I checked and I can’t seem to get anything about awards. However he has had a lot of stuff dedicated to him and what not. You can check this website out if you want:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain
- The Mark Twain Collection- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court-The Prince and With Classical Music Junior Classics ebook by Mark Twain
- The Complete Works of Mark Twain- The Novels short stories essays and satires travel writing non-fiction the complete letters the complete speeches and the autobiography of Mark Twain ebook by Mark Twain
- The Story Behind Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn History in Literature ebook by Rebecca Vickers
- By Mark Twain- Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1- The Complete and Authorized Edition Audiobook ebook by unknown author
- The Statesman and the Storyteller- John Hay Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism ebook by Mark Zwonitzer