November 07, 2005
Bad Boy Boom
"But being called humorist was not an unproblematic compliment" (47, AHF).
When I read this, I rememebered my research for our last paper because I read about how Mark Twain made fun of pollitics through his novels, especially in Huck Finn. He talked about satirizing humorously through his characters in the novels, like Boggs and the real guy named Lilburn Boggs.
It's interesting because my article compared the pricing or selling of the coffins to the Extermination order of Lilburn Boggs. I didn't realize that humor wasn't held at a high prestige during Clemens' times. This reading said that Clemens' "recognized and worried about" this. Maybe this is why he hid his humor and satirizations through the characters in his novel.
Posted by AshleyHoltzer at November 7, 2005 09:00 PM