Mark Twain Quote Analysis

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“There are many humorous things in this world among them is the white man’s notion that he is less savage than all of the other savages.” Mark Twain

I would have to agree with this quote because it is true in many senses. It is true that many white people think that they are better than the rest of the world. But also, there are many white people that are happy with the fact that all men are equal. All men are equal but the arrogance of men during the time of Mark twain proved otherwise. The humor in it all depends on the viewer. If you were among those who believed in the words of Mark Twain, you viewed this humor from a hypocritical viewpoint. If all men were savages, how could a certain few be less savage? Well, that was their point of argument. The white man did act like a savage in equality of all men.

Some people may not agree with this because they might argue that just because these events in history, the Holocaust, slavery, or with the Native Americans, happened that still doesn’t make the white man less savage than the other savages. People on the opposing side of my state of opinion may also opt to provide the argument that white people are genuinely good and really do not think like that. Though some white people were kind and didn’t view themselves as superiors the majority of them did which is the humor that Twain makes reference to in his quotes and writings. In the following paragraphs you will see how I agree with the statement that twain makes and why. This quote is also true during the time of the Puritans and the Native Americans. The Puritans viewed the Native Americans as a lower species than them just because they had different views, cultures, and lifestyles. An example that supports my argument is “A Narrative of the Captivity of Mary Rolandson” where Mary was taken hostage by some Native Americans. She was practically their slave but they didn’t treat much as one. She worked for them but they didn’t treat her badly. From the...
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