There are two approaches to A Connecticut Yankee: there are the numerous polemic digressions on such weighty subjects as social criticism on slavery, on the injustices of the Church and the nobility, on the absurdity of hereditary preferments, on the ridiculousness of knighthood, and on the existence of unjust laws. However, conjointly, we also have a very fanciful story (bordering on science fiction) which delights the reader with its inventiveness.A Connecticut Yankee,interestingly, has frequently been referred to as Twain's most "magnificent failure." Of course, the novel is not a failure, but what has troubled many critics is the fact that the novel contains at least two major concerns and these concerns, at times, seem to contradict each other.The first basic contradiction occurs when Hank Morgan, a representative of Nineteenth-Century
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Connecticut Yankee, Hank Morgan, numerous polemic digressions, entire feudal society