Mark Twain and his style of writing

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Twain was born in 11/30/1835 to John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens, in the frontier hamlet of Florida, Missouri. There was a presence of Halley's Comet in the sky when he is born. Did it symbolised that Twain would outshine many and become a remarkable and respected man?

In 1864, Twain left for california and worked in Sans Francisco as a reporter. He was married in 1870 to Olivia Langdon.

Life is not a bed of roses. In the 1890s,Twain lost most of his earnings in financial speculations and in the downhill of his own publishing firm. To recover from the bankrupt, he started a world lecture tour, during which Susy, his favorite daughter, died of meningitis.

Twain died on April 21 1910

Twain's influence has not been limited to his career as a writer. Twain's name and image were used in the market place from the very beginnings of his literary career in the 1860s until his death in 1910.

By 1869, Twain was being included in decks. The deck shown in front dates from 1873, and the other three all picture Twain himself on the lid of the box, dating from the 1880s to 1910.

In many of his books, Twain uses the characters' beliefs to give his readers insight into the moral climax of his time, racism. Tom sawyer, Adventures of huckleberry finn , are realistic novels of adventures and dilemma, and through these adventures and dilemma, twain relates them to the society and social system then. For example, in the novel, Adventures of huckleberry finn ,Twain gives the reader a sense of satire regarding religion, racism, and romanticism and to convey the hypocritical views of religious slave owners.

Mark Twain is illustrating his valuable ideas without pushing them upon the reader directly.