Critical Criticism Of Mark Twain

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Mark Twain, or Samuel Clemens, is famously acclaimed as one of the best writers in American Literature. A writer who rose from the means of poverty to a national figure. Mark, famous for his novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, lived a very difficult childhood which eventually led to his critical view on life. He had to deal with lots of grief and everyday crisis, and this adds to a funny and halfhearted approach to life. Mark and his works were part of the 1800’s literary period in Realism, such a view on life is common for writers who grew up with such grievances. Mark had left the house and was experiencing life independently and adventuring out to the world at a young age. He lived life with such ease and carelessness yet he had a significant amount …show more content…
Mark was not producing bad work but he suffered many losses in his family to disease and even had his own financial failings. This caused him to see the world in a similar but different light as before. He was a bit of a pessimist after these depressing spells he had. Instead of having a satirical view on life, he viewed life more as a joke rather than humorously. The public however, didn 't really notice his troubles as he was still one of the most coveted Americans alive, and won honours, degrees, and was applauded and photographed everywhere he went (Biograpy.com Editors: Mark Twain Biography). Later on in his life he began to look back at his childhood and adulthood, and he regretted having not focused most of his works on his creativity which came from his life in Hannibal (History.com Staff: “Mark Twain”). Most of his greatest works centered from this instinct, and he was able to fit it perfectly into his short stories, accommodating even the realism present at the

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