One of Twain - One of Twain's most frequently used...

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Unformatted text preview: 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. Here, we have the nineteenth-century Yankee traveling through sixth-century England, and his adventures are in the form of a series of contrasts. They are interesting reversals of Cervantes's Don Quixote , a novel that Twain greatly admired. In Don Quixote , the traveler was a knight who protected the innocent. Here, The Boss is a commoner who is opposed to knights. But one adventure is common to both stories: The story of the bewitched pigs is found in both works....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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