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The book Puddnhead Wilson seems like a modern day soap opera It has onemain theme with other stories and subplots that revolve around it With all these storiesMark Twain must of had many influences to help him write this wonderful book Beforewe begin to discuss that let me give you a little background on his bookContrary to the title Puddnhead Wilson the main character to me seems to beRoxanas son Valet de ChambersTom Driscoll Why the reason for the two names Well let me explain Roxy is 116 part black but that still makes here black and a slave She belonged to Percy Driscoll who had son named Tom Tom was born around thesame time that Roxys son Chambers was Both boys looked remarkably alike sinceChambers is only 132 part black he too looked like white boy So in order to save herbaby boy from getting sent down the river she switches the two babies It seems almostlike the twinned but unrelated story of the Prince and the Pauperhttpetextlibvirginiaedurailtonwilsonmttwinshtml Most of the story revolvesaround Roxys son TomChambers but there are some other subplots mixed in with theirAnother plot that you would read would be about the extraordinary twins TheseItalian twins Luigi and Angelo Capello come to Dawsons Landing to rent a room fromold Widow Cooper The whole town quickly becomes infatuated with their stories ofroyalty and far away places While reading one cant help to wonder if these twins arelying about their lavish lives to the naive towns peopleThe actual story of Puddnhead Wilson himself is and interesting one His realname before the dubbed him Puddnhead Wilson is David Wilson Hes a young lawyerwho just moved into the small town On his first day there he made a comment to acouple of the locals that he would regret for many many years to come This is the sametime when hed become known as Puddnhead Wilson Later in the story it shows how hefinally over comes
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