A Connecticut Yankee

A Connecticut Yankee - 1 Gross Matt Gross IAH 207 Section...

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1 Gross Matt Gross IAH 207 Section #14 19 November 2010 T.A. Blythin Technology and Violence in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court As the historically famous biblical man Moses says, “Violence begets more violence”. This may hold no truer than in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court with a slight twist. Violence may beget more violence, but Twain may argue that the reason for the violence in the first place are the advances in technology, or at the very least the technology is a major cause of the violence that society suffers. Mark Twain shows in his novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court the idea that the advancement of technology naturally leads to the advancement of violence in society while coupling it with the idea that a lower technology will suffice all through Hank Morgan’s actions. Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court follows the story of the main character Hank Morgan on his journey through time. The medieval time he finds himself in does not take kindly to his new age presence and therefore the King sets out to burn Hank at the stake. Luckily, because of his advanced knowledge of the modern world, he is able to wit his way out of harms way and right into the seat of his new title “The Boss”. With his new found glory he sets out to advance society with various additions such as the patent office and factories. Eventually, after returning from
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