Twain's A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

Because the protagonist of a whimsical, pleasant tale that may be learn both as natural leisure or for social feedback, Twain's Yankee is a straightforward American people personality that confronts the Aristocracy and knighthood. it's also a satire on nostalgia.

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He lectures Sandy about how to tell a story; she listens to him patiently, and then she goes on to tell the story her way. As the day ends, Sandy’s story is still unfinished, but they are approaching a large and impressive castle. Commentary One of Twain’s most frequently used narrative techniques involves the innocent narrator taking a journey and encountering various adventures. In Life on the Mississippi, Roughing It, Huck Finn, Innocents Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, and many other works, the concept of the narrator on a journey prevails.

She chose the name “Hello-Central” because The Boss cried it out in his dreams (his girlfriend back in Hartford had been a telephone operator); Sandy, of course, thought it was the name of a lost girlfriend. After two and a half weeks, Hello-Central recovers, but the ship, which was supposed to be gone only three or four days, has not returned. After another two weeks without a ship, The Boss returns to England to find out what has happened. When he arrives, everything is shut down. The Church has struck back; an Interdict is in effect.

A heavy cold and a touch of rheumatism ensue and leave The Boss weak. Later, while walking about the valley to get his strength back, he discovers a cave that had been abandoned by a hermit. He looks inside and finds one of his telephone linemen putting in a phone. He uses the opportunity to call Clarence and find out what is happening back in Camelot. One thing that he learns is that the king and the queen, with a large party of nobles, have just set out toward the Valley of Holiness. He also learns that the king has started raising a standing army, one of his suggestions to the king, although he had wanted to oversee its development.

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