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A Dog's Tale
Transcript of A Dog's Tale
By: Mark Twain Mark Twain Realism: While it is told from the point-of-view of the dog, we do not get any sort of view which one would not expect to get from a dog.
The Dog sees everything as simple and easily explained.
Death: There are two instances of death, one which is the cause of another. Proof that depression can kill not only humans, but other animals. Born: Samuel Landhorne Clemens on Nov. 30, 1835 in Florida, MO.
Family moved to Hannibal, MO when he was around four.
Poor Health as a Child.
Quit school at age 13, after his father died, to become an apprentice for a printer.
Joined his brother's newspaper two years later as a printer and editorial assistant. Found his enjoyment for writing.
Moved to St. Louis at age 17 for a printing job. Became a river pilot.
Mark Twain: Two Fathoms, or 12-feet when depth of water for a boat is being sounded. Means the river is safe to navigate.
Married Olivia Langdon in 1870. Had 4 children. One died in infancy. Two died in their twenties. One lived until age 88 and had one daughter who died without having any children.
There are no descendants of Samuel Clemens alive
Twain wrote 28 books and numerous short stories, letters, and sketches.
He died April 21, 1910 Mark Twain spoke out against Animal Cruelty such as Vivsection
First Appeared in the December 1903 issue of Harper's Magazine.
Extracted into a pamphlet published by National Anti-Vivisection Society the following January.
In 1904, it was published as a book by Harper & Brothers About "A Dog's Tale" Characters Home of Aileen's mother's owners until Aileen is grown.
Grey's Home: "It was such a charming home!—my new one; a fine great house, with pictures, and delicate decorations, and rich furniture, and no gloom anywhere, but all the wilderness of dainty colors lit up with flooding sunshine; and the spacious grounds around it, and the great garden—oh, greensward, and noble trees, and flowers, no end!"
Laboratory: Mr. Grey is a Scientist and Aileen goes along sometimes. Setting Aileen Mavourneen: Our Narrator.
Aileen Mavourneen's Mother
Mr. Grey - Part of Family that becomes Aileen's owners
Mrs. Grey - Part of Family that becomes Aileen's owners
Sadie - 10 year-old child of the Grey's
Puppy - The puppy of Aileen Mavourneen and Robin Adair. Summary Aileen Describes her mother and her mother's infatuation with learning new words and phrases and using them around other dogs without knowing their meanings. She was the only one who knew this.
When Aileen grows up, she is taken away, but before this, they cry and her mother speaks about doing good for others and that men that did this would be rewarded in their next life, but dogs do not go there.
Aileen would sit in Mrs. Grey's workroom, play with the baby in the nursery, play with Sadie, and visit the neighbors' dogs.
Aileen's puppy came and her life was "perfect".
Fire in the Nursery. Aileen saved the baby. The tale was told by the Greys about her heroism.
Mr. Grey's Colleagues took the puppy to the laboratory to conduct a test to see if a certain brain injury would cause blindness. The puppy dies.
Aileen dies soon after. Works Cited http://www.authorama.com/a-dogs-tale-3.html http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/about/bio.htm