Mark Twain was an American novelist, lecturer, journalist, and humorist who acquired global popularity due to his narratives on the nature of the world. He is known for such work as The Innocent Abroad, Roughing It, and Life on the Mississippi (Paine 340). Mark Twain’s role in American literature cannot be ignored as he wrote narratives that challenged the American people’s essential issues during his time (Paine 340). Some of the important issues that Twain focused on were racism, class barriers, improved education, and growing landscapes.
Mark Twain is an important writer in American literature because of his unique creativity in combining narratives. He ironically created a distinct masterpiece on the basis of American norms, language, and beliefs (Paine 341). Additionally, he showcased his works from the exploration he made from traveling around regions in the world. Mark Twain’s work reveals remarkable and critical thinking about human nature and the notion of individual knowledge.
Twain is not over-rated because, through his work, people got the reflection of life from Twain’s writing skills and his way of sharing personal experiences he had together with his family. His works led to the transition of the US in terms of a culture where racism and other forms of segregation were rebuked in the society (Paine 343). The major issues that Twain enlightened society changed people’s way of life for example, equality in school enrollment.
The pivotal piece that is most remembered is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer because it brings insights into young people to take responsibility for their country matters. Through the piece, people are influenced to be just, fair, and considerate from a human perspective (Paine 342). Mark Twain can be remembered by emulating his writing style, referring to his ideas, and emphasizing on inclusion of his work in school curriculums.
Paine, Albert Bigelow. Mark Twain, a Biography. Anboco, 2016.