Analysis Of Mark Twain 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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Mark Twain’s works are some of the most studied and exalted when it comes to American Literature. Twain lived in many different places in his life time, thus his works had roots in many different areas of American Culture. From a silver prospector to a printing press worker, he held many different jobs in these locations. He is also regarded as one of the greatest humorists of American Literature. In fact, his works were considered to have no place in literature by many experts until the 1910’s. He is regarded as one of the greatest American authors of all time. And of course, from being such a prestigious writer, he has and award named after him, and it is to be given to the best humorist of the year. Mark Twain was born November 30th, 1835 in Florida, Missouri when Haley’s Comet was in sight (Aller 13). He was born two months premature, but his superstitious mother believed that it was a good omen that Haley’s Comet was in sight (Koster 42). Four years later his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri to grow hogs and farmed wheat, tobacco, and marijuana (Camfeild)(Aller 15). He became an apprentice for a printing company at the age of twelve, and began to study history in his free time (Aller 31). Eventually he worked for the same printing press company in many different cities in the United States, all the while exposing himself to many different cultures and ways of life (Gribben). After his job as a printing press worker, he became a steamboat pilot (Gribben).…
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