Mark Twain's 'The Story of the Bad Little Boy'

A 5 page paper on this short story by Mark Twain. The story is analyzed and the theme is examined and compared to Twain's other works.

Good and Bad, Heaven and Hell: Mark Twain’s Short Stories

A 4 page paper which examines the themes of good and bad, heaven and hell, in 9 of Mark Twain’s short stories. No sources cited.

Storytelling Craft in Twain's 'Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'

A four page paper looking at Mark Twain's humorous story in terms of the way its structure contributes to the story's effect. Using numerous quotes from the story, it provides rules the budding storyteller can follow for constructing his own story. No additional sources.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn vs J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye / Holden vs Huck

A 5 page paper on comparing these two immortal adolescent protagonists of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. The paper observes that although neither boy really understands what he has learned at the end of his tale, he has learned a great deal and is ready to go out into the world and put his 'heart knowledge' into practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Battle Against Society in Twain and Salinger

A seven page paper looking at the way the two adolescent protagonists of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” battle against their respective societies because they instinctively feel that their culture is wrong. Although the issues are very different -- slavery in “Huck Finn”, the emptiness of upper-class values in “Catcher” -- both boys undergo maturational experiences which suggest that they will make a difference in society as they grow up. Bibliography lists three sources.

Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' / Presentation Of Moral Issues

An 8 page paper discussing the evolution of Huck's own sense of ethics in contrast to those of the nineteenth-century ante-bellum society in which Twain wrote. It is ultimately concluded that the story confronts us with questions of what American society is and what it should and could be--Even in light of criticisms surrounding the book, the moral issues presented make it a most worthwhile story. Bibliography lists 6 supporting sources plus the novel itself.

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.

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.

Storytelling Techniques in Twain's "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?"

A four page paper looking at this unusually melodramatic Mark Twain story in terms of its dramatic construction. The paper shows that Twain, attempting to prove a moral stance similar to the one he held in "Huckleberry Finn," introduces anecdote after anecdote to strengthen his story's theme: that lies and deceptions are sometimes necessary to attain a higher good. No 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.

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's Huckleberry Finn vs J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye/ Holden vs Huck #2

In 4 pages the author compares the main characters of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain and 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger. Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield share many similarities and some differences. They are both boys trying to get by the best they know how. Huck Finn lived along the Mississippi River. Holden Caulfield lived in Pennsylvania. Huck Finn was rural. Holden Caulfield was city. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Huckleberry Finn: Character Analysis

5 pages in length. The character of Huckleberry Finn, in Mark Twain's classic 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' effectively incorporates the innocence of a child with the wisdom of tolerance. Indeed, Huckleberry Finn was immune to the racial bigotry of his surrounding community, successfully capable of overlooking a person's skin color or lack of education as a means by which to judge. The writer discusses how this particular aspect of the boy's character clearly addresses the racial open-mindedness that did was nowhere to be found in Finn's society. No additional sources cited.

Overview of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”

This is an 8 page paper providing an overview of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”. The paper also includes some tutorial language throughout in square brackets. Mark Twain (1835-1910) wrote his social and political satire “The Prince and the Pauper” in 1881 to tell the story of the social injustices which existed within 16th century Tudor England during which the story is placed; injustices which were still present during Twain’s time in the 19th century. Twain easily and clearly shows these injustices by just presenting “a case of mistaken identity” a situation in which Twain explained that “It may have happened, it may not have happened; but it could have happened” (Twain, 2003). The main concept is based on the social education of the central characters Edward Tudor (the Prince) and Tom Canty (the Pauper) who both benefit from living one another’s lives. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Why "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Can Be Viewed as Racist:

This 3 page paper examines this classic story and asserts that it is racist. This paper provides examples from the text to highlight this thesis. Bibliography lists 1 source.