Then Miss Watson she took me in the closet and prayed, but nothing come of it. She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it. But it warn't so.
Inthe nearly unknown journalist Mark Twain set out at age 32 on a chartered ship from New York with a group of Americans for a three-month tour around the Mediterranean with major overland side-trips. His itinerary overlapped some of my own school trip many years ago to educational sites Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
But it also included forays into France, Russia, North Africa, and the Middle East, capped by a facinating inland trip by horse and camel from Damascus to Jerusalem. Here is a map of his journey: The following quotes capture his nobler sentiments: The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad.
I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. For his sense of wonder, here are a few examples of his eloquence from experience of people in the streets of Constantinople, of the ruins of the Appian way, and of the ancient Sphinx in Egypt: People were thicker than bees, in those narrow streets, and the men were dressed in all the outrageous, outlandish, idolatrous, extravagant, thunder-and-lightning costumes that ever a tailor with the delirium tremens and seven devils could conceive of.
Where prosperity has reigned, and fallen; where glory has flamed, and gone out; where beauty has dwelt, and passed away; where gladness was, and sorrow is; where the pomp of life has been, and silence and death brood in its high places, there this reptile makes his home, and mocks at human vanity.
His coat is the color of ashes: If he could speak, he would say, Build temples: I will lord it in their ruins; build palaces: I will inhabit them; erect empires: I will inherit them; bury your beautiful: I will watch the worms at their work; and you, who stand here and moralize over me: I will crawl over your corpse at the last.
After years of waiting, it was before me at last. The great face was so sad, so earnest, so longing, so patient. There was a dignity not of earth in its mien, and in its countenance a benignity such as never any thing human wore.
It was stone, but it seemed sentient.
If ever image of stone thought, it was thinking. It was looking toward the verge of the landscape, yet looking at nothing—nothing but distance and vacancy. It was looking over and beyond every thing of the present, and far into the past.
It was gazing out over the ocean of Time—over lines of century-waves which, further and further receding, closed nearer and nearer together, and blended at last into one unbroken tide, away toward the horizon of remote antiquity.Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a classic set before the Civil War.
The story is told by Huck, a white boy escaping an abusive father, and about his adventures with a black man named Jim.
Literary analysis: Controversial themes in Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain by Gemma Marshall When considering Mark Twain's attitude towards slavery, it is important to remember that Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn between and , after the American Civil War, but the setting for the novel was pre-war.
Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as an Example of the Realism Style and as a Comment on Racism and Social Darwinism of the Late 19th Century This is an 8 page paper discussing Huckleberry Finn in relation to racism, realism and social Darwinism.
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"Mark Twain's humor is deadpan at its best, and Huckleberry Finn is his funniest book. The novel draws on techniques from all three stages of his career, from his early slap-stick tales of the Wild West to his savage satires of the Gilded Age.".