Analysis Of The Poem ' Pudd '

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Shem Biggie Mod. American Lit Pudd’nhead Wilson Mark Twain’s book, Pudd’nhead Wilson, was published in 1894 as a novel. This novel is set in a small town of Dawson 's Landing, Missouri . With white picket fences, perfectly cut yards, and a cat in each window of every house; this town was a calm and beautiful place to reside. In the month of February, Dawson 's Landing acquired a new citizen by the name of Davin Wilson. Born in the interior of the state of New York, he had come to Missouri to seek his fortune as a lawyer. He was twenty five years old, college bred, and had recently finished a course in an Eastern law school. He would’ve no doubt have entered a successful career in Dawson 's Landing if it weren 't for the…show more content…
One of his highest moment of stupidity is when he reveals his plan to catch the thief that has been robbing the village blind, to the thief himself without even knowing it. Tom Driscoll, after getting himself into a considerable amount of debt, wanting to get himself written back into his wealthy uncle’s will, starts stealing from the townspeople to pay off his debt to get himself back into the will. After stealing a precious Indian dagger from Luigi, one of the town 's beloved twins, Tom gets himself in an intense mess. Not knowing the immense value of the dagger, Tom thought it would go unnoticed, but after finding it missing, Luigi goes into panic, resulting in the posting of a reward for the daggers return. Which results in David Wilson’s brilliant plan: to post the reward to the public, so that if the thief were stupid enough to turn it in, he would be caught. But more likely, the thief would panic and try to pawn it as soon as possible. This is where is plan is put into action, for Wilson and the twins had alerted all the pawnshops in the general area that if anyone were to bring in the dagger, then they should be apprehended and the thief would be in custody and justice would be served. This is a very smart plan, and it would 've worked if Pudd’nhead Wilson had not gone and told a group of visitors, including Tom: It was granted that this was plenty good enough circumstantial evidence. A pensive silence followed, which lasted some moments, then

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