A Letter From Mark Twain Essay

1554 Words Jan 28th, 2016 7 Pages
A Letter from Mark Twain I am sure that many people in your time are familiar with my famed narrative The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book has been known for its ability to stir up quite the quarrel between many people of both my time and your time. In the past, this book received some of the most abhorrent critiques of any book throughout the ages. It has been said that my narrative has “but little humor, and that of a coarse type” and “more suited for slums than to intelligent, respectable people”. As time went on, I expected people to better understand what I truly was trying to say in this novel, as the human race is supposed to “evolve” as time goes on, but lets just say this has not been the case and my claims of the decadence of man from the higher beings of the animal kingdom still seem to hold true. The critique that my art receives is simply unjustified and cruel especially considering the fact that most of the ones who judge it are blind. In case they are reading this now, and I need to point it out for their slower, less developed minds, I mean that they are not physically blind but blind to the fact that my writing is a composition of satire. First, I would like to address the interpretations of the themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I present a multitude of complex themes in my “slum writing” that I feel every citizen of this country should learn from as the country as a whole would benefit greatly from such a horrid act. The fundamental…

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