Saturday, January 3, 2015
Analysis of Helpless Situation By Mark Twain
As we have already discussed a lot about the Mark Twain that he was too much anxious about the hypocrisy of the mankind and he tried to depict all those things in his stories. If you have not read my analysis of Dog’s tale, I will suggest you to read because it will give you good information about the writer, Mark Twain. click here to read
So in this story the Mark Twain defines the difficulties a writer would have when his work is ready to be published. This story has so many autobiographic elements like the writer is not anyone else then the Mark Twain himself. So simply, the Mark Twain is depicting his own past experience in this story. In this story the Mark Twain wants to tell the readers about the worth of a book and the writer’s effort to put it in the shape of book.
This story revolves around the question that whether writer’s influence is essential or the writer’s work influence is essential for the work to be published by the publisher.
In the helpless situation the Mark Twain received a letter from the women writer that she needs his influence to publish her work. The Mark Twain wrote an imaginary conversation which he had with the publisher and finally he concludes in the reply of letter that only your Ability judges your work not the influence of anyone because the influence only remains for a short period of time while the best work is not depended of any influence. As he said in the end of his letter to that lady:
“No matter from which pen a work is written or from where it is written, the publisher always glances at your work. It is not dependent of any influence of writer but rather the influence of the work.
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