blog: ir, twain, & finn

Image result for mark twainMark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was a short story that I was fairly fond of. Not only did it have a message of showing how high society thinks and acts and thinks towards those who aren’t as wealthy, but it was a funny story as well. Since the story was written in colloquial, the reader could really grasp how it was written in first person point of view. Twain is making fun of the anonymous narrator who comes off as the most intelligent person in the story. Surprisingly the person that the narrator who comes off as dumb is the smartest person in the story. The narrator treats Simon Wheeler fairly differently, and “dumbs” it down for him. This drives Twain’s point for the story of how high society treats others differently.

My first impression of Huck Finn was how I was gravitated towards how Mark Twain included himself, as the author, from Huck’s point of view. You don’t really see that in a story, so reading that was something different, but different in a good way. I think Huck Finn is going to be about a story of adventure due to Huck and his uncivilized ways, with someone trying to change that, he only sticks it out for his friend Tom Sawyer. If Huck stays with Widow Douglas than he’ll be able to join Tom again.

blog: ir, twain, & finn

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