Essay on Analysis Of Mark Twain 's ' The Tragedy Of Pudd '

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Mark Twain: “I plan to be a riverboat pilot because I enjoy it”
Having a general reputation as one of the most admired, and the most beloved, writer in America is based, in the main upon the work he published before 1890. After that time, his work takes on a much darker hue. The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, published in 1894, though still a book of some comic mistakes, marks the obvious downfalls that was to spread his work until his death.
Born in 1835 on the riverbanks of Mississippi he didn’t know he would grow up to become one of the greatest American writer that lived. He preferred to spend his life directing boats on the main river of Mississippi, but his life changed for the better. When he grew old enough to speak and act he would talk much about his father and how stern he was of himself. He explained at how much different his mother and father were. His mom, a kind and tenderhearted while his father was very unsmiling so he said. Once his father’s death his mother had to step up and become the man of the house and with their economic struggle that would shape Twain’s career. (Mark Twain)
Once he moved to Hannibal at a very young age he witnessed much death in the area they were in and at 10 years old, he watched a slave die by being struck with a hot iron. Everything he went through at home he kept his grades up school up until he was 12 years old. He was struggling with his father death due to low income of his mother so he quit school and found a job as a…

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