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Mark Twain's Influence On Society

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Wendy Li
Ms. Rodriguez
English 11
27 April 2017
Mark Twain’s Impact
Mark Twain is a renowned American writer who is best known for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. “Mark Twain” explains that Samuel Clemens is more famously known for his writing under his permanent pen name, “Mark Twain”. Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida before moving to Hannibal. He lived there until the age of 17. His family life was constantly plagued with economic struggle and violence was common, it influenced his writing. Mark Twain had a big influence on America because he challenged the way literature was written.
Mark Twain experiences as a young child would be the basis of his many stories.
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According to History, he has received “international fame ... for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Those novels were well established and sold successfully and Twain was known worldwide. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, described the main character Huck’s dilemma in his aid of the runaway slave Jim. Bilyeu believed that, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a coming of age book that emphasized the dignity of life and “Many scholars consider it a classic of American literature. But it's also been one of the most banned books in the U.S., with some critics calling its depiction of Jim, the Missouri slave who befriends Huck, racist (18).“ Bilyeu describes it as one of the most banned and controversial books in the United States, but it has sold more than 20 million novels throughout the world. Although, it was banned because of the negative depiction of Jim and people didn’t appreciate it much later, it was great piece of…show more content…
According to History, “his place in American literary culture is secure” due to the fact that he gave his characters a way to use their voice to influence. His novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was an engaging novel that used comedy and mockery to develop into a novel that could probe the American lifestyle. Twain was a very controversial author due to his writing style, of using vulgar and offensive words. However, this didn’t stop Mark Twain’s influence on America because he challenged the way literature was
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