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Mark Twain
“Let us endeavour so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
― Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an influential writer, who not only wrote books with a sense of humour, but also with an intellect like no one else. He wrote many books, of which “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer” and its sequel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” have become timeless classics. This essay will give a description of Mark Twain’s life, his written literature and what his work has done for the literary world.
When Mark Twain was born in 1835, he got the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Around 1863 he later legally changed his name to Mark Twain, when he worked as a riverboat pilot. In his childhood, Mark Twain grew up in Hannibal, along
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In the end of “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer” Huck and Tom split the money. The word gets around that Huckleberry Finn now no longer is poor, and because of a hunch that Huckleberry gets, he signs over his money to a good friend. The next day his street urchin dad turns up and demands that Huck gives the money to him. When it turns out that Huckleberry Finn no longer has the money, the dad decides to kidnap him to live in poverty by the river. Huckleberry Finn decides to run away with Tom Sawyer and become pirates on Jackson’s Island, where they enjoy a life without a care in the world. On this island they meet the runaway slave Jim who was owned by Miss Watson, who is now dead. He is terrified of being sold and separated from his family. They decide to help each other out. It is later found out that they are presumed dead, and that church services are planned for them soon. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer decide to burst in at their own funeral and all the townspeople celebrate. Even though Huck tries to help Jim out he struggles with an inner conflict. Is he helping someone to become free, or is he stealing someone’s property? In the end Huckleberry Finn realises that helping Jim is what he should do, as the slave Jim also is a human being. When trying to escape Jim is recaptured and is about to be sold off when someone proclaims that in Miss Watson’s testament Jim was…show more content…
Mark Twain always came up with quotes from his books, and because of an intense curiosity I started reading his two classics. These books made me feel a variation of emotions, such as happiness and acute desire to learn history and many more. He had an abrupt way of telling things as they were, and a lot of people, including me, were and are drawn to his stories because they do not refine people or society. His tranquil literary style has given these books a sense of rawness to the emotions his characters feel in his books, and the fact that Mark Twain is able to transmit these emotions that goes to the roots of human nature, through only pieces of paper is one of the many reasons why he is an author that almost everybody knows of. He has not only opened many people’s eyes, but also motivated great authors, such as Ernest Hemingway and William Falkner. Mark Twain is able to create characters that can see their environment from several perspectives, a great talent to have and it teaches everybody who reads “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, and “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer” the basic intuition of seeing things from other people’s perspective.
To conclude, Mark Twain is still relevant today and he teaches people the importance of empathy, but also gives an insight to how unjust the society was before. He has written many great things, a lot of them based on humour, such as “The Adventures of
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