Essay on Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

2172 Words Apr 29th, 2016 9 Pages
Mark Twain is regarded as one of the best writers of American Literature, but what many do not note are the misfortunes he encountered throughout his boyhood. Twain, renowned for his novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, had a very difficult childhood, having arisen from the means of poverty to a national figure. Twain dealt with grief and everyday crisis, and eventually adopted a comical approach on society. Twain and his works were part of the 1800s literary period in Realism. At first, he grew up with early values of romanticism instilled within him, overshadowing the cruel times he faced as a child. However, Twain began to see the world realistically as his childhood came to an end, and he developed only one goal: to help his family (“Mark Twain”). Mark Twain’s misfortunes as a child led to his critical view of life which is illustrated in his satirical writing and his connection to the Realism Era. The hardships of Twain began from the day he was born and led to his contribution to the literary period of Realism. Twain was born with poor health that lasted until he was ten years old. During this time, he lost his father, who inspired a romantic sense in him. Twain 's father had bought land in Tennessee, hoping that it would one day turn out to be a great profit. This hope carried onto his sons, and Twain reflects on this time with the following statement, “It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us—dreamers and…

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