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"(Samuel Langhorne Clemens , Florida , USA , 1835 - Redding, id , 1910 . ) American writer . Tireless adventurer, found in his own life the inspiration for his literary works . He grew up in Hannibal, small riverside town of Mississippi. At twelve years he lost his father , he left school and was apprenticed to a printer in an editorial , while began to write his first articles in newspaper newsrooms of Philadelphia and Saint Louis."
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
PLOT ANALYSISExposition (Initial Situation)Tom and Edward are born. One is rich, and one is poor. The rich one is the Prince of Wales, and the poor one only dreams of one day even seeing a real-life prince. That's about all you need to know about these two kids.
Rising Action (Conflict, Complication)Tom and Edward meet, and coincidence of all coincidences, they look actly alike. Since the grass is always greener on the other side, they agree to switch roles for just a little while. But unfortunately for the prince, things go way further than he expected. It's not so easy to convince everyone you're royalty when you look like a beggar and everyone wants to dump chores and abuse on you.
PLOT ANALYSISClimax (Crisis, Turning Point)King Henry VIII has died, and everything has been leading up to the coronation of the new king. Just when it seems that all is lost, and Tom will be forced to become King of England, Edward shows up. He convinces the court that he's the real king, and everything is gravy after that. This is both the tensest and the most awesome part of the whole book.Falling ActionEdward wraps up some of the story's loose ends. Miles gets his knighthood and his lady. Tom gets some special status and freedom from his abusive father. All those silly archaic laws are abolished. Finally, stuff is starting to calm down in merry old England.ConclusionEdward only reigns for a few years before he dies, but they are years marked by peace and justice. His memory lives on in the minds of English people.
Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales The main character, the prince referred to in the title of the novel. Having spent his entire life in the confines of the royal apartments, he has daydreamed about the freedom experienced by boys such as Tom Canty.
Tom Canty The other main character of the novel; as a pauper's son, he has been brought up in one of the most disreputable parts of London and has spent much time daydreaming about living the life of royalty.
LondonLondon is the city in England where the two main characters, Tom Canty and Edward Tudor, were born. The author describes it as a nice place for the time, which was the mid-1500s, but it is dirty and has narrow streets and many slums. On the other hand, it also is home to rich merchants and nobility, who live in sumptuous mansions. The city is surrounded by a wall for protection against enemies.
Offal CourtOffal Court is at the end of Pudding Lane in a very poor part of London where Tom lives. It is a place full of drunken brawls and rioting, where many people are beggars and thieves. Tom's house is a small and run-down tenement filled with many families crammed together in abject poverty.