Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsOther - Visual Arts · 10 years ago

Can you profread my paper?

Can you make any suggections to my paper? Especially with puncutatoin. Thank you. I know, its a bad paper lol.

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an American author who filled his writing with humor. As we read his books, he appears to be cranky man. The more you get to know the facts of Mark Twain, you may understand why. He seemed to live a difficult life, between the deaths of close ones and financial debt. Despite all the bad in his life, he tried to make the best of it and today he is recognized for his two best novels, Huckleberry fin and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Samuel Longhorn Clemens is his real name, but he prefers to go by his pen name, Mark Twain. Mark was born on November 30th, on the day of Halley’s Comet in 1835. He was the sixth of seven children born to John Marshall Clemens, a Tennessee country merchant, and his wife Jane Lampton Clemens. Marks family was lower class. When Mark was four years old his family moved to the town of Hannibal, Missouri. He was a sickly child and had a weak immune system so he stayed inside most of the time. Eventually he grew out of this, and attended a private school. At age thirteen his father died of pneumonia in 1847 and he left school to become a printer's apprentice. After two years, he joined his brother Orion's newspaper as a printer and editorial assistant, this is where he discovered that he enjoyed writing. At age seventeen, he left Hannibal behind for a printer's job in St. Louis.

One day Mark took the boat to get to his desired destination and found that he would enjoy being a steamboat pilot. He developed the name Mark Twain when he became a steamboat pilot in the 1850’s. Mark Twain was a term used on riverboats. The captain would need to know the depth of the river to prevent damage to the boat. So, they would yell "Mark twain!" and a crewman would check the depth. The mark was how deep the river was and the twain was the rope used to measure. Life on the Mississippi is a memoir he wrote before the American Civil War occurred in 1861 and the Mississippi river was restricted, thus losing his job.

He took a journey and it ended in Virginia City, where he became a miner. He was successful at mining so he started working at the Territorial Enterprise newspaper. Up until 1870 he moved around from place to place, and had many different jobs. Also in 1870 Mark found love. He married Olivia Langdon, and they had four children, their son, Langdon died as an infant from diphtheria, Jean suffered and died from Meningitis and Susy died of a seizure and drowned in a bath tub, both in their twenties. Their surviving child, Clara, lived to be 88, and had one daughter, and Olivia died from syncope. Sadly, Mark lived through the death of his wife, three of his children and eventually his mother in 1890. There are no direct descendants of Mark living.

Twain became famous when he wrote, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It’s about a jumping competition between frogs. Twain traveled a lot and began writing books about his travels. His stories about a trip to Europe and the Middle East were published and called “The Innocents Abroad.” His stories about life in the western United States were called “Roughing It.” He wrote books for children, such as “The Prince and the Pauper.” It’s about a poor boy that trades identities with a member of England’s ruling family. Twain also wrote “Life on the Mississippi.” This book describes his days as a steamboat pilot and his return to the river twenty years later. Mark Twain was already a successful writer before he became famous as a public speaker. Over the years, he had invested a lot of money in unsuccessful inventions. His inventions were a self-pasting scrapbook, Adjustable Suspenders and a history trivia game. These inventions weren’t a big hit and they put him in a great amount of debt. His debt today would be worth 73million dollars but in his day it was 300,000. So in 1895, he traveled around the world giving humorous speeches to earn his way out of debt. His speeches made people laugh and remember events they had experienced.

Mark Twain seems to be more popular now that he’s dead then he was alive. He predicted he would die the next time Halley’s Comet was to return. Mark died of a heart attack one day after the comet approached earth. He’s buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York, next to his wife and children. His childhood home is open to the public as a museum in Hannibal.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Sounds great! No spelling errors

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You should make a paper about superstars that are in wwe history likes HBK or even way back like michael cole or king lawler but 100% i recomend the bessare one and you will never forget his name GOLDUST!!!!!!!

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