Ch 23: The Short Stories of Mark Twain

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  • Identifying the setting and characters from Mark Twain's ''Luck''
  • Analyzing the major themes of ''Luck''
  • Summarizing Twain's ''The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg''
  • Interpreting character quotes from ''The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg''

13 Lessons in Chapter 23: The Short Stories of Mark Twain
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Luck by Mark Twain: Setting & Characters

1. Luck by Mark Twain: Setting & Characters

This lesson describes the three main characters in Mark Twain's humorous 1891 short story, 'Luck.' It also describes the settings and time periods in which the story takes place.

Luck by Mark Twain: Theme, Summary & Analysis

2. Luck by Mark Twain: Theme, Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we summarize the short story 'Luck' by Mark Twain. We also cover the theme of this tale, namely the theme of luck, and analyze the story for literary devices like irony.

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg: Characters & Quotes

3. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg: Characters & Quotes

In the short story, 'The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg', author Mark Twain presents an unforgettable cast of characters that vividly display his literary talents. In this lesson, we will identify the story's major characters, and examine quotations that help to deepen their characterization.

Mark Twain's The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg: Summary & Analysis

4. Mark Twain's The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will summarize the main points of the short story, ''The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg''. Then we will look for deeper meaning by analyzing three major themes found throughout this ironic tale of how a town's good name is put to the ultimate test.

Was It Heaven? Or Hell? - Summary, Characters & Setting

5. Was It Heaven? Or Hell? - Summary, Characters & Setting

Ever told a little white lie? It was probably to protect someone, right? In this lesson, we learn a lesson about little lies from a Mark Twain short story, 'Was It Heaven? Or Hell?' We'll also look at the characters and setting.

Was It Heaven? Or Hell? - Theme & Analysis

6. Was It Heaven? Or Hell? - Theme & Analysis

In this lesson, we will analyze the themes in Mark Twain's short story 'Was it Heaven? Or Hell?' This is a story that explores whether or not there are times when sinning is acceptable because it is compassionate.

Eve's Diary by Mark Twain: Summary, Setting & Quotes

7. Eve's Diary by Mark Twain: Summary, Setting & Quotes

In this lesson we will take a look at 'Eve's Diary,' a short story by Mark Twain. You'll read a summary of the work including quotes, and learn about the setting.

Eve's Diary by Mark Twain Analysis

8. Eve's Diary by Mark Twain Analysis

A story doesn't have to have completely original characters to be interesting. In this lesson, we will analyze Mark Twain's story, 'Eve's Diary,' which takes a unique view of a very old story.

Following the Equator Criticism

9. Following the Equator Criticism

Mark Twain is often regarded as one of the greatest writers in American literature, and he is also famed for his biting social commentary. Learn more about how Twain sharply criticizes colonial practices in his non-fiction travelogue, Following the Equator.

Following the Equator: Summary & Quotes

10. Following the Equator: Summary & Quotes

What's a prominent writer to do after losing money on an investment gone awry? He travels and logs his experiences. It's 1894, and Mark Twain sets sail while documenting it all in ''Following the Equator.'' See the world through Twain's eyes.

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Summary

11. The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Summary

What if Adam and Eve recorded their thoughts and perceptions of life and one another? Mark Twain envisions this in 'The Diaries of Adam and Eve.' Adam and Eve share their humorous, frustrating, and enlightening observations in this summary.

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Quotes

12. The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain's 'The Diaries of Adam and Eve' provide an often comic and heartfelt take on the first couple and their experiences in Eden. This lesson looks at and analyzes key quotes from the story.

The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Analysis

13. The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain Analysis

It's a new world for Adam and Eve. In Mark Twain's 'The Diaries of Adam and Eve,' The duo finds themselves in a relationship. They must learn to understand each other. Humor yourself by reviewing some analysis of this story.

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