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Puddnhead Wilson by Mark Twain is about a young slave woman named Roxanna Roxanna switches her light skinned infant son with the masters white son The master MrPercy Northcumberland Driscoll was a wealthy plantation owner who lived in a town called Dawsons Landing On the first of Febuary 1830 two baby boys were born on his plantation one to him and his wife and one to his slave girl Roxanna A week after the birth of their son MrsDriscoll died This left Roxanna in charge of the children Roxanna switched the infants because she wanted her son to live a better life than a slave would liveThese two children grew up with each other on the masters plantation While Roxannas son Tom was enjoying the fruits of being the masters son Chambers the masters real son was suffering through the many hardships of being a slave When Tom and Chambers were little Tom would abuse Chambers and Roxanna Tom would physically hurt Chambers by beating him up He also would abuse Roxanna with racial insult and slurs He did not know that she was his real mother Tom grew up to be a spoiled evil and self obsessing person This eventually led Tom to steal and commit murder On the other hand Chambers grew up as a quiet and humble slave The book is named after a wise but eccentric lawyer named David Wilsonnicknamed Puddnhead He collected peoples true autographs which are their fingerprints David Wilson got his name Puddnhead from the towns people He was known to be sort of odd but intelligent His hobby of collecting fingerprints provided important evidence in the murder trail Wilson was the defending attorney for the wrongly accused murderers of Judge Driscoll Luigi and Angelo CappeloLuigi and Angelo Cappello come to town from Europe Both were born in Italy and were twins They obtained a valuable Indian knife whose sheath was made out of leather and had
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