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Mark Twain Essay Although Mark Twain created his characters with harsh racist ideals these ideals are exactly what made Twains writing so true to life Twain used realism in his writing to shock and educate his readers Before Twains writing literature was thought to be more of an entertainment rather than an education People wanted to hear fantasy depicting a perfect world with a fine line between the good and the bad When people began to read some of Twains writing such as The Adventures of Huck Finn readers were distraught when they realized that they themselves along with rest of society held much of the same ideals as the so called bad men depicted throughout the book Also Twain paid close attention to detail in his writing With this detail he was able to draw the reader into the book and immerse themselves into the story This also helped to make the story more realistic Furthermore Twain wrote in the vernacular of the time Although this was not grammatically correct it gave the characters life and allowed the reader to familiarize themselves wit h the characters This way when the character does something that the reader doesnt understand the reader may stop to ponder why they would do that And to have the reader stop and analyze themselves is exactly the effect Twain intended his writing to have on people Realism shows up in almost all of Twains literary works He uses it to not only bring his stories to life but to also shock his audience Realism was an idea that most learned novel reading Gentlemen and Gentlewoman were not accustom to Most novels of the time were pure fiction or exaggerated glorified real life events found in the popular dime novel When Twain brought in The Adventures of Huck Finn he brought the story to his reader Now the reader was not just reading about what happened in a far
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