Title: Essay analysis for Puddn'head WilsonName of article: Disorder and the sentimental model: a look at Pudd'nhead Wilson. -Crit. Bib. #1Citation: Bond, Adrienne. "Disorder and the sentimental model: a look at Pudd'nhead Wilson." The Southern Literary Journal 13.2 (Spring 1981): 59(13). Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Don Antonio Lugo High School. 22 Feb. 2009.
Adrienne BondÃÂs article, Disorder and the sentimental model: a look at PuddÃÂnhead Wilson argues that in TwainÃÂs book, PuddnÃÂhead Wilson, he uses all the conventions of a ÃÂtragic octoroonÃÂ novel and also imitating the effusive style of a sentimental novel. Bond backs her claim by up by showing the specific instances form PuddÃÂnhead Wilson in which Twain uses the elements of a tragic octoroon. Furthermore Bond also points out the sentimental aspect of the novel which is inconsistent with Twain, in order to that it is deceptive and actually fits with his style of writing.
In my opinion I agree with BondÃÂs idea that Twain uses the conventions of a ÃÂtragic octoroonÃÂ novel and also the style of a sentimental novel.
Twain opens his novel with the element of sentimentalism.
In 1830 it was a snug little collection of modest one- and two-story frame dwellings, whose whitewashed exteriors were almost concealed from sight by climbing tangles of rose vines, honeysuckles, and morning glories. Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta potsÃÂ (Pudd'nhead Wilson, p. 21)This is a very descriptive rural setting and with most authors would only be sentimentalism. But with Twain, he uses it to show a happy-go-lucky place and in this ignorance...