The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain is a very famous writer in American Literature, he has written some very influential pieces some of which include, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi River and The Prince and the Pauper. Twain’s actual name is, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, but he wrote as Mark Twain. Growing up near the Mississippi River had a lot of influence on Twain’s writings. Twain first writing career started at a local newspaper in California. At the age of sixty- four he wrote his first novel, The Innocents Abroad. Towards the end of his career he lost his wife and daughter he became very bitter which ended up having a major effect in his later writings.
“For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals”(1). In “The Damned Human Race” Twain starts off by telling the reader that he has been studying the traits of animals and contrasting them to the traits of humans. He has been basing his study off of the Darwin theory, that humans evolved from a lower animal species. Twain poses his first example of how a human is worse than an Anaconda. He tells the story of a group of hunters that shot seventy- two buffalo for entertainment, but were going to eat the buffalo as well. The hunters ended up…

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