Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, who was born on November 3o, 1835 in the town of Florida, Missouri.
He was a typical kid “punk” when he was young, smoking at the age of nine, leading a small group of pranksters that resided in his town, and developed a hatred towards school. This feeling grew so much that he achieved every middle schoolers dream, and dropped out of school at the age of twelve because of a rather morbid reason. His father’s death. After his abbreviated schooling he became an apprentice in a printer’s shop. Then worked under his brother at the Hannibal Journal, where he quickly became very involved in newspaper. He then rose to sub-editor, he took part in the “frontier humor” that was so relevant in newspaper journalism at the time. This genre included: satirical pranks, tall tales, and just plain old jokes.
Mark Twain’s childhood and life are in a supposed direct correlation to his character Tom Sawyer.In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn we find out that Huck has come upon a a great fortune, which is from the novel before it, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Huck has been taken into the home of Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, her sister.
These two women try to teach the young boy proper manners and religion, but Huck resents. Huck then sneaks out and joins Tom Sawyer’s band of robbers and pirates. One day Huck finds out that his drunk of a father is returning to town, and Huck fears Pap for his safety and fortune, especially because of his past. His fears soon turn to reality as his father kidnaps him and takes him to a cabin on the Illinois Shore. He locks Huck inside the cabin and comes home drunk every night and savagely beats him. Huck grows tired of this and escapes the cabin through a morbid trick of his own. When Huck escapes down the Mississippi and meets a runaway slave named Jim. The two go through adventures and hardships as they travel down the Mississippi and some interesting characters on the way.