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Mark Twain Shoemake


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Mark Twain Shoemake

  1. 1. Steven Shoemake English 1102Elizabeth Owens
  2. 2. Life of Mark Twain  Born 30 Nov 1835 in Florida, Mo Born to John Marshall and Jane Clemens  He was the 6th child He was actually named Samuel Langhorne Clemens  Mark Twain was a pen name He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University
  3. 3. Writings of Mark Twain  1867  “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” 1869  “Innocents Abroad”  “Holyland” Considered to be first best seller 1876  “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” 1882  “The Prince and the Pauper.” 1884  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
  4. 4. The Relevance of Twains Writings Today  Elements of his writings deal with issues that are still happening today  Tom Sawyer was a typical boy who usually got into mischief.  Was in trouble for skipping school  Tom also dealt with the emotion of love  He was a typical young person who has strong feelings towards girls and thinks it is love  Only his love changes fairly quickly  Tom also had to make a tough decision about speaking up to save a man almost to his own peril  By speaking up he could have been killed
  5. 5. The Relevance of Twains Writings Today  Huckleberry Finn had a bad home life with his dad  He was a drunk who treated him poorly Huckleberry also had to deal with racism of the time  He saw how poorly Jim was treated Huckleberry was a outdoorsman  People today do not usually live out in the wild, but take vacations and weekends to go camping and boating
  6. 6. Work Cited  "The Official Web Site of Mark Twain." The Official Web Site of Mark Twain. Ed. Dominic Lizama. CMG Solutions, 17 May 2000. Web. 12 May 2012. <>.