Comparison & Critique of Mark Twain's "Roughing It" and James G. Swan's "Northwest Coast" With Regard to the Depiction of Indians

A 6 page paper which examines two frontier novels of the mid-nineteenth century, Mark Twain's "Roughing It" (1872) and James G. Swan's "Northwest Coast" (1857) to consider the authors' depiction of the American Indian. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Mark Twain as a Humorist

A 5 page paper which examines the humor techniques employed by Mark Twain, including the citation of internal situations found in such works as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Roughing It” and “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson.” Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Realists: Mark Twain and Henry James

A 3 page paper which examines how Mark Twain’s and Henry James’ characters were realists, or not, as they appear in Twain’s The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and James’ The Real Thing. No additional sources cited.

Mark Twain's "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn": Southern Values

6 pages in length. The writer discusses how Twains novel addresses the issue of southern values. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” and Critiques

A 7 page paper which examines Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn” and also offers an examination of critiques of Twain’s novel. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

How the Story is Told is what Makes the Difference

This 5 page report discusses three well-known authors’ works -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman (“The Yellow Wallpaper”), Henry James (“The Beast in the Jungle”) and the best-known of the three, Mark Twain (“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”) -- and uses them as examples of how the author tells the story is every bit, sometimes more, important than the story itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Social Conflict in “Huckleberry Finn” and Other Stories

A 5 page paper looking at Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, plus five other short stories and novellas, in terms of their treatment of the conflict between the demands of society and individual expression. Stories covered include Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron;” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge;” Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat,” Henry James’ “The Real Thing;” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” No additional sources.

Comparative Analysis of Mark Twain's "Roughing It" and "Life on the Mississippi"

A 7 page paper which examines Twain's representation of the West in "Roughing It" and the Mississippi River towns and people in "Life on the Mississippi." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Huckleberry Finn: Character Summary and Chapter-by-Chapter Overview

This 10 page paper provides a summary of the characters and a chapter-by-chapter overview of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.

Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' / Theme Of Escape

A 5 page paper that addresses the theme of escape and how it is used, defined and counterbalanced among the characters in Mark Twain's novel. Particular attention is paid to the characters of Huck Finn and Jim, who represent various themes of escape in regards to slavery. This is contrasted (counterbalanced) to representatives of the white and slave societies in the novel, with Huck and Jim both representing both of those cultures and the political voices within them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Mark Twain / A Life Of Writing.. And Controversy

A 6 page paper on the life and works of Samuel Clemens, pen name-- Mark Twain. The writer discusses how some of Twain's own life experiences along the Mississippi River and elsewhere are reflected in his fiction. Several key works including 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' & 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' are examined. Some of the controversy over Mark Twain's content is brought up as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Critical Controversy

In 5 pages, the author discusses Mark Twain 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Critical Controversy.' Concerning Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' there are several controversies. One controversy is whether the story depicts racism, or represents racism. There is controversy over gender and sexuality. There is also controversy over the ending to the story. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' / Jim's Development

An 8 page paper tracking the progression of Jim's characterization in Mark Twain's novel from a superstitious stereotype to a real human being. The paper observes that Huck's realization that Jim is his equal parallels Jim's own. Bibliography lists eight sources.

Individualism in the Work of Mark Twain

A 3 page paper which examines the theme of individualism in the work of Mark Twain. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Social Consciousness and Huckleberry Finn

This 8 page essay that Huck's bond with Jim, in Mark Twain's classic novel, prompts his moral maturation and enables him to reject automatic acceptance of slavery, which is part of his environment. Bibliography lists 10 sources.