Mark Twain

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Mary M said...

Having Mark Twain as my author was an enjoyable challenge. Mark Twain is known for his satire of society, a trait which makes his writing very amusing. He writes in a very humorous style and his stories are entertaining. However, the reading can get difficult because one way he makes his stories more realistic is by having his characters speak in dialect (the language style native to their home). Also, Twain's novels often go from lighthearted and funny matters to serious, deep matters that can be hard to comprehend. Overall, his works contain a balance of entertaining stories with vivid characters and challenging topics/styles.

Definitely consider reading "Roughing It," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson," and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." You probably will/have read "Huck Finn" in class...

Lindsay (Brown) said...

I enjoyed reading 6 of Mark Twain’s books. The books that I read were quite lengthy and were very dense, but reading them was well worth it because of their contents. The only thing I did not like about the books were their lengths. “The Innocents Abroad” was the longest book that I read by him, as it was roughly 600 pages long. Twain does have other novels and short stories that are shorter in length, so choosing a shorter book would be an easy fix. I enjoyed his language, his satire, his humor, and his characters; it made his works interesting and unique. In some of his books, the plot got a little bit dry in places, but was always interesting in the end. The theme of freedom and adventure are all really strong throughout his books, and there are also plenty of other common threads in his books.

Shawn said...

I enjoy reading Tawin's books. He 's a really great writer. He gives out many interesting ideas in his books and they always can inspire you in your life. Two of my books talk about the principles of life and the other one is a detective story. I started my essay with writing about the first two, one I get to the detective story, it is really hard to have a topic to talk close to the other two. So before you pick your books, think carefully, they will stay with you for a long time. I don't think you want to challenge yourself by choosing three books talking three totally different things. I suggest before choosing it, first get to read a piece or a short summary of your books.

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Christopher Cellucci said...

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In my opinion, Mark Twain’s books are an enjoying to read. One thing that I really enjoy about Twain is the ideas that he puts into his stories. Twain is well known for digging deep into how society works and how it affects people in different ways. This is good, because, readers can learn a thing or two from Twain’s novels. One example is the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this book is well known for being about a boy(Huckleberry Finn), who enjoys going on adventures with an escaped slave (Jim). This book is great, because it gives people an idea of how racism against blacks was very popular in the southern United States, which can help teach people how it isn’t right to hate on someone just because they have a different skin color. Twain is impressive, because he teaches us important lessons on society in an entertaining way. Another thing that I love about Twain’s books is the fact that he is able to place a good amount of humor in the text. Twain’s novels are known for having moments in them that are very light, which I enjoy very much. When it came to my Author Thesis, the books that I read, the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Prince and the Pauper, and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, captured Twain’s style of writing. When reading these books, you notice, how there are always clear explanations on how society works in these three books in different ways, which help make the stories very interesting. I have enjoyed Mark Twain’s work for all of these reasons, and I guarantee you, when you read Mark Twain’s work, you’re going to love it as well.

Ryan B said...

After reading Mark Twain’s books, I am grateful that I chose him as my author. All of the adventure and creativity that was put into his books made them exciting to read. In the three books that I read, Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court, and The Prince and the Pauper, Twain made the books engaging by providing a clear understanding of the character’s beliefs and motives. For example, in The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the Yankee thinks that he is stuck in medieval times. As the book progresses, the reader learns that the Yankee tries to seize power so that people conform to his ideals. The Yankee’s character was carefully developed so that his actions and situations could be justified. I highly recommend Twain to anyone who wants to read a fast paced book that has lots of twists with a character that you can relate to.

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