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Copy of Mark Twain's- The Lowest Animal

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Transcript of Copy of Mark Twain's- The Lowest Animal

Mark Twain's- The Lowest Animal Writer's Background Mark Twain, whose actual name was Samuel Clemens, was born in Missouri in 1835, on the same day that Halley's Comet appeared.
When Mark Twain's father died, he left school to become a printer's assistant. This was one of many of the jobs that displeased him. Eventually, Twain emerged a family man, and a fictional writer.
Twain's first best seller was "Innocents Abroad." Work's Cited
http://blog.jokeroo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mark_twain_pic_440_1_.png Tone
The tone of this story, The Lowest Animal, is negative due to Twain's sarcastic style of writing. Audience This story was written for those who can understand
his sarcasm, and to prove his points to people that humans
are just as equal to other animals. Mood The mood that is created in this story is a humorous feeling.
Twain's constant sarcastic remarks bring joy and a grin to the
reader. Point of View The point of view that this story was written in, was a point of view of Twain looking down on mankind in an "experiment," comparing humans and animals. The story was written in first person and many of Mark Twain's feelings on this subject were expressed.
-Twain, Mark. “The Lowest Animal.” Letters from the Earth. Ed. Bernard de Voto.
New York: Harper Perennial, 1911. 222–231. -Twain, Mark. Hunting the Deceitful Turkey. Chicago: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1906.
805-807. Web. <http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2010/11/hunting-deceitful-turkey.html>. Purpose The purpose of this story was to entertain the audience. This story brought laughs and joy, and gave the audience something to think about. Style The style that is used by Mark Twain is short and simple sentences. Twain made this story fairly easy to read and it is very understandable. Text Structure The textual structure that this story is written in
is comparison and contrast. This is evident because
the entire story revolves around the comparison of
man and animal. Mark Twain compares and contrasts
the actions of humans and animals, and how humans
are no better than animals. Related Article Hunting The Deceitful Turkey Form The form, also known as the genre, is a
non-fiction piece written about Mark Twain's
childhood. Theme The theme of both stories is that no one person or thing is greater than another. We are all equals, and deserve the same amount of respect no matter what. Connections In The Lowest Animal, Mark Twain is claiming that
humans need to treat other humans with respect,
or we are no greater than a common day fly. It is
unfair to treat something with less power than us
with disrespect. Treatment of Topic Mark Twain basically says in The Lowest Animal that humans
are more disrespectful than animals. Humans need to learn to
be more like animals, because surprisingly, animals hunt with
more respect than that of a human.
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