What Is The Theme Of Life On The Mississippi By Mark Twain

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Freedom “Life on the Mississippi,” is a book written by Mark Twain, set in the 1800’s. Wherefore, this is a book about his life on a steamboat. Indeed, Twain was born as Samuel L. Clemons in Missouri in eighteen thirty-five. This book is realistic and is based on determination. The book is focusing on the life of Twain’s (the author) childhood through his desperation by conniving his way onto the Paul Jones in order to travel the Mississippi River (Bethel, 1982).
Although, Twain wrote about his life and experiences while growing up in Missouri. At the same time, Brian McCammack wrote how Twain had a “fascination with competence and power.” Not to mention, how Twain admires traits of both powerful and competent characters (McCammick,
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So then, Twain says Nye had “a food memory’, “a singular handiness about doing anything and everything”, and “a spirit of accommodation that prompted him to take the needs, difficulties and perplexities of anybody and everybody upon his own would at any and all times”(Roughing It, 228). On the contrary, these characters do not show neither conflict nor complexity, instead, it shows how Twain is able to bring these characters together in two different stories.
Wherefore, to the student, Twain’s work is difficult to read and understand. Therefore, she has to read certain passages several times to obtain clarity. Even though, she has read them repeatedly, for the most part, it is still challenging for her to understand (Bethel, 1982). So then, the student determined that Twain seems to be a great writer; however, his writings are aimed for other scholarly writers.
With this in mind, the student feels that this is why Twain created another character named Tom that reflected him as a child. “Tom Sawyer,” written by Mark Twain, is a story about a little boy raised by his aunt Polly after the death of his mother (absent
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Nevertheless, the student believes that Twain’s writings express how he may have felt toward slavery as a little boy, and this is why he presented the character this way in his book. Another thought to be considered, is Twain could have felt trapped as a child. So then, the character of Huck would appear fragile to some readers (Bethel, 1982).
Moreover, Twain wrote about the character of “Huckleberry Finn,” to portray to the reader just how important sympathy is for an individual. To put it another way, Huck befriended a black slave name Jim. For instance, Jim wanted to be free. Even though, Huck knew Jim could be killed for saying this, however, Huck could get in trouble for not telling on Jim. Wherefore, readers are forced to view Huck as an individual experiencing increasing sympathy Jim as they escape together (Wood,

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