The Resource The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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eng
Summary
The Twain Legacy offers students and teachers an insight into the life and writings of Mark Twain, a significant 19th century American literary icon. ‘The Twain Legacy’ is divided into five chapters intended for class and individual learning and discussion. Knowledgeable scholars explore themes, ideas and narrative style in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. By examining and exploring why his historical and moral concerns were important, the presenters weave Twain’s themes of slavery, prejudice and class into a coherent awareness. Chapter 1- Twain Overview: Mark Twain is the pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemons, born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835 and died in 1910 in Reddington, Connecticut. Twain experienced a mixture of careers including journalism, riverboat piloting, essayist, short story writer and novelist, especially in 1885, with the publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ironically, his pen name, Mark Twain, means smooth sailing, which is in contrast to the stormy subjects explored in his stories. Chapter 2 - Twain’s Hannibal, Missouri: Twain’s personal and professional experiences from childhood and adult recollections are all intertwined in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. His narrative offers an abundance of serious and humorous incidences that reveal life experiences on the American frontier. Twain’s upbringing in Hannibal, Missouri, where slavery was still a fact of life, had a great influence on his fictional character developments as well as illuminating accounts of racial relations in America. Chapter 3 - Twains’ Use of Dialect: Twain listened and wrote with great respect for all Americans, especially African-American speakers. From early childhood and into adulthood, Twain heard their dialogue and wrote with accuracy and empathy. Well known writers, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Justin Kaplan and David Lionel Smith shed new light on Jim and Huck’s dialect and its importance in 19th century American literature. Though many critics penned acerbic comments about Jim’s dialect, few could criticize Twain’s attempts to bring this correct voice for African Americans and Midwestern Americans into fiction. Chapter 4 - Twain’s Awareness of Slavery: In the 1870s slavery and Reconstruction were controversial in America. Mark Twain weaves the themes of slavery, prejudice and class effectively and controversially in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. With numerous suggestions about the challenges in protecting Jim as a slave, various events reveal prejudice and class distinctions among the wealthy and corrupt to imposters and charlatans. Chapter 5 - Twain’s Use of Irony: As a literary stratagem, irony, can be so subtle that readers might misunderstand the author’s real intention for its use. Twain’s irony stimulates discussion in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn about Jim and Huck escaping oppression: Jim to freedom and Huck to the west. In it first publication Twain’s use of irony proved baffling to many critics and readers. This chapter advances discussion regarding Twain's genius in writing a book that still resonates with vibrancy, controversy and authority
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by TMW Media in 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bride, James H.
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
30
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
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live action
Label
The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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https://multcolib.kanopy.com/node/101532
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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two-dimensional moving image
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tdi
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rdacontent
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kan1101531
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 30 min.)
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unknown
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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other
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digital, .flv file, sound
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1101531
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not applicable
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sound
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sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908377295
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Link
https://multcolib.kanopy.com/node/101532
Publication
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Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1101531
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 30 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1101531
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908377295
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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