The Impacts Of Mark Twain

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In writing no one is more impactful to American literature than Mark Twain. Mark Twain is one of the most Renowned authors in the world. Mark Twain’s books are read in almost every country in the world. Mark Twain was best known for his books Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Mark Twain’s Works and ideas are still being used today in literature. Mark Twain was just a pen name for Samuel Longhorn Clemens. Samuel longhorn Clemens was born in Mississippi on November 30th, 1835 and died on April 19th, 1910.(The New Encyclopedia Britannica) Mark Twain impacted literature by his realistic writing style, his views on racism, and the ways he used humor. One of Mark Twain’s impacts were his realistic writings. Realistic writing is a writing that gives an accurate description of a …show more content…
His most famous story, Huckleberry Finn, is centered around an African American boy named Jim who continually tries to escape from his owner. In Huckleberry Finn he uses Huck Finn as his voice to tell people that their ideas on racism were wrong. His book, The Lowest Animal, is all about how all people were slave holders and explains the injustices that slaves are going through. In the book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court he also expresses his opinion on when he states that “the blunting effect of slavery upon the slaveholder’s moral perceptions are known and conceded to the world over; and a privileged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under a different name.” (Mark Twain 143) In this quote Mark Twain gives his evidence for being against slavery. His evidence was that if a person owned slaves it affected their morals. he thought that slavery made them become more violent towards African Americans. He also thought It turned the white slave holder into racists because of the ways that the treated the African

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