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Davids powerpoint mark twain

  1. 1. MARK TWAIN David Holley PROFESSOR OWENS ENGLISH 1102 06 September 2013
  2. 2. Mark Twain Life Experiences • Mark Twain born as Samuel L. Clemens witnessed multiple murders in his young life. • He witnessed a man who murdered a cattle farmer and he also watched a slave die by a white male that killed him with a piece of iron. This inspired his story of Huckleberry Finn
  3. 3. • Twain was inspired to become wealthy to support his family after watching his father struggle through hard economic times to support his family. His father worked multiple jobs such as a Juror on a slave trial. • This inspiration wasn’t only to make his family wealthy, but it gave him great stories to tell in his novels
  4. 4. • Twain wrote in his notebook in 1903-1904 “The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is that you really want to say.” • He also admits in an autobiography that in his school boy days he “had no aversion to slavery” and “was not aware that there was anything wrong with it.”
  5. 5. • These tragedy times of slavery were his reasons for writing Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. • He was not aware of the inspiration he had on society when he wrote these novels. He wrote them during a time where Previous Slaves were subjects to motivated killings and economical utilization.
  6. 6. • Huckleberry Finn showed the betrayals that African Americans suffered during the breakdown of modernization. • After writing this story he was embarrassed by his failure to acknowledge the racist world he had grown up in.
  7. 7. • Twain took a journey to help inspire him to write more stories by traveling from the United States to Europe, The Middle East, and Hawaii.
  8. 8. • The novels inspired were: • The Innocents Abroad • A Tramp Abroad • Roughing It • Life on the Mississippi

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