Mark Twain Biography

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Mark Twain Biography

Mark Twain's real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens he is considered one of the most inspiraational writters of the 19th century. Many of the stories that he wrote were based off of his early.

Purpose for writing the book

1835 - Twain's Birth - Florida, Missouri1839 - Twain's family moves to Hannibal Missouri1847 - Twain’s father dies1847 - Got a job at the Hannibal Courier as apprentice printer1850 - Got a job as a printer, writer, and editor at Hannibal Western Union1884 - Huck Finn finally published1910 - Died at the age of 74 at his country home in Redding

Mark Twain related to Huck Finn because like Huck Twain was also an adventurer, and he like Huck Finn saw the prejudices of the world and thought that they were terrible. Twain wanted to bring light to these issues by shining light on them and seeing them through the eyes of a child.

View on Abolition

At the age of 10 Mark Twain saw the murder of a black slave after a white overseer hit the black man over the head with a piece of iron, this would be sufficient reason to dislike slavery. Twain's distaste of slavery becomes clear by the way he makes his main characters see the institution of slavery.


"Samuel Langhorne Clemens." 2014. The website. May 09 2014

Mark Twain Biography




Today there is much controversy surrounding the teaching of Huckleberry Finn in schools, many say that it should not be thought in the classroom because of the words being used in the book like the N-word. Those that say it should still be allowed to be taught in schools say that it should stay because it was written by one of america's best authors, and not to mention how it brings up relatable topics like racism, and a mob mentality that are still evident in today's society, but it presents these ideas in a manner somewhat understand to other children.

""Huckleberry Finn" and the N-word

Replacing the "n-word" with "robot" in Huck Finn(Satirical)


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