What do you know about Mark Twain?When was he born?Where was he born?Can you name any of his works?
Early life experienceBorn in Florida, MissouriAt 11, he lost his fatherAt 13, he left schoolSteamboat pilot on the MississippiReporter on the far western frontierTraveller abroadBegan using pseudonym Mark Twain when writing political reports as journalist for a Virginian newspaper.
Twains celebrity imageAssociated with river boat and frontier myth.
Iconic image of Twain as adventurer.
1. Generally speaking, all literary giants in human history are also great historians, thinkers and philosophers. Their works often reveal more truth than many political essays.
Mark Twain was one of these giants, and his life and works are a mirror of America of his time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Click to edit Master text styles - Standard (4:3)As one of America's first and most important realists and humorists, Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) usually wrote of things he knew about from first hand experience.Two of his best-known novels typify this trait: in hisAdventures of Tom Sawyer,Twain immortalized the sleepy little town of Hannibal, Missouri. Likewise, inAdventures of Huckleberry Finn(written afterThe Prince and the Pauper), the various characters are based on types which Twain encountered both in his hometown and while working as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River.
Click to edit Master text styles - Standard (4:3)And even thoughThe Prince and the Pauperis not based on personal experience (it is set in sixteenth-century England), Twain uses the experiences of two young boys gradually losing their innocence, as he did in bothTom SawyerandHuck Finn.has clean and neutral design that can be adapted to any content and meets various market segments. With this many slides you are able to make a complete PowerPoint Presentation that best
The Prince and the PauperThe Cop and the AnthemRunning for GovernorThe Innocents AbroadThe Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras CountyThe Gilded Age
SymbolAs the boys change clothes, they change identities. Their lives changed completely. Someone's clothes define who they are, what social class they are in. Tom and Edward defy this principal when they swap clothes.
ThemesAppearance and realityJustice and injusticeSociety and class
Remarks: Mark Twain is a part of America. His personal success and failure were those of America. He moved, along with America, from innocence to experience. Ernest Hemingway : All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. ... There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.