American Literature

Polarization (politics), Democracy, Two-party system

 American Literature
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American Literature
The Early Political Policies of the American government were based on imperialism rather than ensuring fair leadership and promoting good relationships with the neighboring states. According to Mark Twain, these policies were accepted in the society since the natives considered them to be the best which their government could offer.

He compares these policies with a notorious baby called Tom. He says that Tom is a bad baby who does not follow the polite ways of making requests. Whenever the baby wants anything, he cries until it is provided to him. He says that Tom would cry for nothing and claw anybody within his reach. He has a devilish temper which would make him cry until he becomes desperate for breathe. However, he says that despite the temper which even scares his parents since they think he would struggle for breathe until he dies, the baby recovers when a nurse pours water on his head.

Mark Twain uses this critic to show that the society required an activist who would manipulate the government to change its oppressive policies. He became concerned with the racism which was being exercised in the American society and decided to write about the injustices which were done to the immigrants in the nation. He exposed the evil deeds of the police especially to the immigrants who entered American from rival nations. He explains that these people could not find any better jobs than being house helps or manual workers in the industries. Moreover, the Native Americans mistreated them and paid them very little wages after performing hard tasks. These malicious practices were initiated by the governmental political policies since they were only concerned with offering good services to the natives without paying attention to the immigrants.

Rudyard Kipling who was also a socialist said that the American leadership can trace its origin from the British settlers...
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