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.

Language and Realism in Huck Finn

A 5 page research paper/essay that examines Mark Twain's use of language in his classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The writer addresses the controversy that has surrounded this novel concerning language use and defends Twain, while discussing his expert use of dialect and vernacular. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger

In the conclusion of Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger, the author argues that there is no God, no universe, no human race, no heaven, or no hell. This 5 page paper attempts to determine whether Twain actually meant this assertion, or if this was another one of Twain’s attempts to demonstrate his irreverence towards religion common in his writings at the end of the 19th century. No additional sources cited.

Racism, "Huck Finn," and "Pudd'nhead Wilson"

A 20 page paper looking at the historical identity of American blacks between 1850-1900 as related to the racial theories of the time, and in the context of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson." The paper points out that Twain was a white man who wrote of racism, but he was not a racist author. Rather, Twain recognized that blacks of the late nineteenth century faced challenges just as great as those they faced under slavery: denigration at the hands of white society, and their own lack of self-esteem. Bibliography lists nine sources.

The Depiction of White People in Works of Twain and Douglass

A six page paper looking at the way Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass perceive white people as evidenced by "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The paper concludes that both Twain and Douglass show Southern white society -- not whites as individuals -- to be the most significant factor in the problem of racism. Bibliography lists six sources.

'Huckleberry Finn' - the Forms of Dialect

A 6 page paper which presents the types of dialect found in Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn.' Bibliography lists 1 additional sources.

Mark Twain: Comedy or Satire

A 4 page paper which examines if Mark Twain’s work was truly simple comedy or pointed social satire. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Mark Twain: Gifted

A 5 page paper which examines and argues how Mark Twain was a gifted/intelligent man. Bibliography lists 3 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.

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.

Jim and Huck in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

A 7 page paper which examines the relationship between Jim and Huck in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

A 3 page paper which examines elements from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." No additional sources cited.

Religion and Hypocrisy in Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”

A 10 page paper which examines the theme of hypocrisy through religion in Mark Twain’s “the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” No additional sources cited.

Huckleberry Finn and Do-Gooders

A 3 page paper which examines the satirizing of do-gooders in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” No additional sources cited.