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Title: Mark Twain


1
Mark Twain
  • The most conspicuous person on the planet
  • The Lincoln of our literature

2
  • Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida,
    Missouri
  • Raised in Hannibal, Missouri (2 hr. North of St.
    Louis)
  • Frequently he referred to Hannibal in his writing
    as St. Petersburg (meaning Heaven)
  • Enchanted for river boats, cave, Mississippi,
    forests, haunted house, and mansions

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Twain showed an obsessive concern with timing as
the key to success.
  • Timing became his conception of destiny
  • He was born prematurely under Halleys comet and
    later he would claim that natures freaks would
    go out together
  • He died when Halleys comet reappeared in 1910

6
Jobs
  • Print shop--poor boys college
  • Steam boat pilot---one of the most revered jobs
    ever
  • Militia man---only 2 weeks---he learned nothing
    about fighting but a lot about retreating
  • Newspaper reporting---mining camps
  • Novelist, humorist, satirist, cynic

7
4 Major Contributions to American Literature
  • National Character/Youth
  • Local color
  • Humor
  • Expansion of American literature

8
National Character/youth
  • Created characters people could identify with
  • Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, western miners

9
Ernest Hemingway would write, "All modern
American literature comes from one book by Mark
Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn'."
  • Spirit of youth part of national consciousness

10
Local Color
  • Regionalism
  • Vernacular style
  • Colloquial speech of various regions
  • Rhythms and expressiveness of a natural poetry

11
Humor
  • Accomplished through a variety of techniques
  • Incongruity, satire, story telling, dialect,
    inversion, exaggeration, irony,
  • Raised American humor to an art by showing
    American their own humanity
  • Humor begins with imperfections
  • The is no humor in heaven, he wrote.

12
Expansion of Literature
  • Western gold mining camps in Nevada and San Fran.
  • Connecticut

13
On his death
  • Twain did not want his last writings published
    until 100 years after his death, when the world,
    he thought, would be ready for them
  • Pessimism with democratic progress
  • 100 years after is death (2010) his autobiography
    was published

14
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Framed story
  • Through voice and character
  • Vernacular
  • Common speech of uneducated Western miner
  • Incongruity
  • Exaggeration
  • Oral humor
  • Complete reading guide and pg 397 study and
    discuss ?s (2, 3, 4, 5)

15
Bakers Bluejay Yarn
  • No frame---just a paragraph of intro
  • Man understands the conversations of animals
  • Satire---by attributing human characteristics to
    bluejays
  • Complete reading guide and study and discussion
    p. 401 ?s 3, 5, 6

16
Excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Video
  • Vernacular
  • National youth
  • Slavery freedom
  • Safety of the river
  • River as a journey through life/boyhood
  • Complete reading guide

17
How does each passage represent a different theme
in Huck Finn?
  • Mississippi (textbook) excerpt
  • Was Solomon Wise excerpt

18
Excerpt from Life on the Mississippi
  • Mississippi where Twain took his pen name
  • by the mark, twain, which meant that the water
    was a safe depth of two fathoms
  • Complete reading guide and study and discuss ?s
    pg 412 1, 5
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