English 10 Accel
31 October 2011
The Prince, the Pauper, and Huckleberry Finn
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was mostly known by Mark Twain his pen name. He spent the majority of his life on writing and public speaking. Twain is an exceptional writer. One can tell this by how he evokes emotion thorough his writing and catches people’s attention. He does this through different elements in his writing. In, The Prince and the Pauper, and, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark twain showed extraordinary theme, imagery, and symbolism. In the two twain books, the theme that stands out is that if the government or persons in authority make bad decisions, then the people will be pushed away. This is shown in Huck Finn when the Widow Douglas and the Judge looked after Huck. He becomes very unhappy and restless because they try to keep him too cooped up. His father came and took money from Huck just to get drunk. He was the kind of person to lie and say he was a changed man just to get money to drink. The Widow Douglas and the Judge did not protect him enough, so eventually his father took him from Widow Douglas and makes Huck live in the cabin in the woods. His father stops him from getting a good education and still gets drunk quite often. He acts abusively towards Huck when he is under the influence and treats him very badly. Being in such a bad situation drives Huck to fake his death and run away. If Pap, the person of authority in the situation, would have been a better person and would have made better decisions, Huck Finn’s adventures would have been much different because he probably would have never felt the need to run away. In, The Prince and the Pauper, Edward is surrounded by itinerants who tell stories about people who were treated very unjustly by the government and the people who carry out the laws. These people are complaining due to their unhappiness and discontent with the government. At first it...