History of Mark Twain
Mark Twain is from?
What humorist from the early 20th century was almost a carbon copy of Mark Twain?
To what President could Mark Twain be compared?
Considering his humor, what is surprising about Twain’s view of the world?
HIs view is pestimistic but ocvers it with laughter
Name one of the tradegies of his later years?
Death of his wife and daughters
When was he born?
November 30th 1835
How old was he when he “took the road”?
What was the result of the publication of his “Celebrated Jumping Frong of Calavars County”?
Made him famous overnight
What early book of Twain’s made America look good?
What is his really first independent novel?
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
Which of his books shows that democracy is superior to other forms of government?
“Prince and the Pauper”
What is Mark Twains greatest triumph?
“The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn”
When did he publish A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court?
How did twain feel about other popular writers of his day, Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper?
He raged against the writers styles
What did he say was the one supreme law that guided man?
When did he die?
What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Longhorn Clemens
What best two novels is he best known for?
“The Adventures of Tom Swayer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn”
What is the most important quality he believes anyone can have?
A kind heart
Where did Make Twain move to?
Hannibal Missouri were he had slaves
Where was Mark Twain raised?
on the West bank of the Mississippi River
What was one form of employment?
Served as an apprentice printer on his brother’s newspaper at an early age
Why did he choose Mark Twain?
It is a river term which stands for dangerous
Who was Mark Twain’s Wife?
Who did he ask approval from before publishing his works?
A form of literaure which is an extended fictional narrative piece of prose.(wrighting that is not poetry or drama)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defor first published Novel
A Picsrsque Novel
A string of inciedents or mini stories strung together
Events are presented as the major character thinks about them.
Novel of Character
Emphasis is on the representation and development of chracters
Novel of Incident
Emphasis is on the social customs and habits of a class.
Novel of Sensibility
Emphaisis is on making and emotional impact on the reader.
Novel of Manners
Emphaisis is on the Social cutoms and hbits of a class
Novel of Soil
Empahisis is on the region where the story takes place.
How the arthoyr makes his characters seem alive through description, action, and observation.
The two or more major opposing forces in the story. Conflict can be man versus man; man versues himself;man veruses god;man veruses society
The sequence of events in the story.
Point of View
The perspective from where the story is told. 1st person narrator; 3rd person limited; 3rd erson omincient
The time situation and place. The setting often sets the mood
The sitrinctive way that a writer uses the language. Style is personality in wrighting. It is what distingusihes one wwriter from all others.
The use of Physical obkects to represent something elese, often ideas, attitudes, or emotions.
The important truth or idea that the author eishes to impress on a reader. The theme is the heart of the story
Mark Twain hates Humanity
But loves individulas
was killed because of his mouth
Publicly denounced two crooks
did some printing
hid money in a coffin
the sick arab
jims daughter who is deaf
was the royal nonesuch
Mary Jane Wilks
girl huck likes and who inherits money
Widow Douglas’s sister who tries to civilize Huck through manners and religion
what character can Huck be most compared too?
Miss Watson (the snuff and cuss)
Huck’s civilized best friend who enjoys extravagant stories and schemes
True or false Mark Twain wanted to work for his brothers newspaper company but he was not aloud
False he sereces as ah appreientice printer on his brothers newspaper at an early age
Did Mark Twain use many nicknames to hide his real identity
yes such as thomas jefferson snobgrass
what kind of army did mark twain adbonded after two years?
the confederete army
witty language used to convey insults or scorn