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"Cub Pilot on the Mississippi" by Mark Twain

Genre
Non-fiction

Sub Genre
Autobiographical Narrative

POV
1st Person

Setting
Steamboat “Pennsylvania” in the deep South, 1850’s

Author’s Intent
To entertain and persuade

Exposition
Twain met all different types of people on the boat, which helped his writing

Rising Action
Brown picked on him because he was educated and Brown likes to pick on those smaller than he to make himself feel better

Climax
Brown tries to hit Henry, Twain’s brother, for not giving orders and Twain beats Brown for it.

Resolution
Brown is kicked off the boat

Foreshadowing
-Dreams every night of killing Brown
-When Henry comes up, Twain knows it will “not end well”

Irony
The captain laughs at the violence and kickaps Brown off the boat

Moral
Slavery is immoral and we can all empathize how we WISH to be treated

Themes
Slavery, punishment, education, karma, non-conformity, revenge, bravery, family, journey, hatred, etc…

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