Mark Twain's 'Pudd'nhead Wilson' / Critical Analysis

This 10 page research paper critically examines Mark Twain's 1896 novel about slavery and murder, Pudd'nhead Wilson. Specifically presented is a critical essay, which is contrasted with another piece of criticism to draw concrete conclusions about the work. Bibliography lists 2 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.

Critical Analysis of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"

A 5 page paper which summarizes the events, determines the point of climax, briefly describes the characters, and critically interprets the story, using citations to support position. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Mark Twain and Southern Values

A five-page paper which looks at society in the Southern states at the time of Mark Twain and how Southern values influenced his writing. The writer cites examples from four of Twain’s novels, The Innocents Abroad, Pudd’nhead Wilson, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and considers how Twain juxtaposed the virtues and shortcoming of Southern culture in these works. Bibliography lists 8 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.

"Pudd'nhead Wilson," Roxana, and Dialect

A 5 page paper which discusses Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson" as it involves the character of Roxana and her use of dialect. The ideas of Bakhtin, as they relate to dialect, are also discussed as they relate to Twain's writing and Roxana. Bibliography lists 8 additional sources.

Mark Twain's Views on and Uses of Technology in His Writings

A 14 page analytical essay which examines Mark Twain's attitudes about technology, both in his life and in his art, citing examples from such works as "The Bridge Builders," "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," "The Gilded Age," "Life on the Mississippi," "The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson," and "What is Man?" Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Feminism in Twain’s “Pudd’nhead Wilson”

A 5 page paper which examines Mark Twain’s novel “Pudd’nhead Wilson” from a feminist perspective. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

Twain and Racial Issues in “Pud’nhead Wilson”

A 4 page paper which examines how Mark Twain attacks racism and slavery in his novel “Pudd’nhead Wilson.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

Cruelty in Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"

A five page paper looking at this critical theme of Mark Twain's novel. The paper shows how Twain demonstrates that the form of cruelty which is most difficult to eradicate is that which is done unintentionally -- through immaturity, thoughtlessness, or cultural prejudice. Bibliography lists five sources.

Mark Twain's 'Prince and The Pauper'

An 11 page paper on this relatively seldom-studied book by Mark Twain. After presenting a brief synopsis, the paper looks at the book's initial critical reception -- which was much more favorable than its reputation now -- and then analyzes its place in the Twain corpus, a hundred years after its publication. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

Lying in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A 5 page paper which examines the theme and importance of lying, or the tall-tale, in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The edition used is the Thomas Coley Norton Critical Edition. Third Edition. No additional sources cited.

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.

Race in Mark Twain’s “Pudd’nhead Wilson” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A 7 page paper which examines how the author explores the race problem in “Pudd’nhead Wilson” and his analysis of race in “Huckleberry Finn” by focusing on the individual characterizations of Roxy and Jim. Bibliography lists 4 sources.