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Mark Twain

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Hank Morgan, Chapter 11 he king and the whole Round Table were in raptures over this preposterous opportunity for adventure. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Anti-Catholicism The Church controls people and limits education and science. Slavery Slavery is evil, and poor free men may still feel like slaves. England vs. America England equals the past while America equals the future. Themes Arthur’s chief magician and advisor; hates Hank and his inventions for replacing him Merlin Noble ruler of Camelot; has good intentions but is naive about the world King Arthur Young boy living in 6th-century England; Hank’s assistant and good friend Clarence 19th-century Connecticut resident; goes back in time and changes Camelot through science Hank Morgan Main Characters Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, is called the father of American literature. He was a strong proponent of American ideals and concepts in literature. In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, he compared modern American ideas with European traditions—of which he was sure the former would win. MARK TWAIN1835–1910 Author During civil war, Hank is put in a magical sleep and sent back to his time. Nothing Lasts Forever In between quests and “miracles,” Hank brings the 19th century to Camelot. Speed of Progress Hank ends up in Arthurian England and declares himself a powerful magician. Hello, Arthurian England Hank, a 19th-century American, is knocked unconscious and wakes up in King Arthur’s England. Proclaiming himself a great magician, he starts “inventing” the telephone, the steam engine, and weaponry. But the wizard Merlin and many others want him and his inventions gone. Sent Back inTime, a YankeeMakes History OVERVIEW English Original Language 1889 Year Published Mark Twain Author A Connecticut Yankeein King Arthur’s Court Comedy Novel

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