Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay
The author of the book is Mark Twain, originally known as Samuel Clemens, he was a mean old man. Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30th, 1835. He was the son of Jane Lampton, who was a native of Kentucky and John Clemens, who was a Virginian. His parents met when his father moved to Missouri. In 1847, John died unexpectedly and Sam’s mother became the head of the household. The family was then forced into years of economic struggle, and that fact shaped the career of Mark Twain.
Sam Clemens lived in Hannibal from age 4-17. The town situated on the Mississippi river, it was a nice place to grow up in. However violence was a common factor, and growing up Sam had to witness a lot of death. When Twain was about nine years old, he saw a local man murder on a cattle rancher, and when he was 10 he watched a slave die after a white overseer struck him with a piece of iron. Hannibal inspired several of Mark Twain’s fictional locations. Twain became one of the best storytellers in the West. Twain became somewhat bitter in his later years.
In 1935 Ernest Hemingway wrote, “ All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn”, making an interesting point. Huck Finn took years to perfect and write, and often Twain pushed it aside, but it was finally published in 1884. After…