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By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0486115151

ISBN-13: 9780486115153

During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing facility, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. while he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited prior to the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to demise. issues are usually not taking a look solid.

But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the means of saving his existence he turns himself right into a star of the top value. His Yankee ingenuity and data of the realm past the darkish a while are considered as the main robust sorcery — profitable him a place of major minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. that allows you to carry democratic ideas and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different glossy conveniences to the england of the darkish a while. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and struggle end result, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece through certainly one of America's maximum storytellers.

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Mrs. Olinski has returned to teaching after a ten-year absence. She is a paraplegic and is teaching her sixth grade class from a wheelchair. F 6/29/00 11:11 AM Page 47 Critical Commentaries: The View From Saturday 47 discrimination and harassment from people who are ignorant about what it means to be physically handicapped. Mrs. Olinski appoints Noah, Nadia, Ethan, and Julian to be on her Academic Bowl team. When she appoints them, she is unaware that they are The Souls. The team makes it all the way to the state finals and becomes champion.

Billie Jo’s family changes dramatically as the story progresses. Her mother and father always wanted more children; finally, Billie Jo’s mother is pregnant. They do “normal” family things. Her father farms and her mother cooks, bakes, and makes sure that Billie Jo gets her homework completed. After the accident, after Billie Jo’s mother and newborn baby brother die, there is a huge void in her life and in her father’s life. They sit across the table from each other, but it is as though they are strangers.

And she is angry because she can no longer depend on her piano playing as her ticket out of the Dust Bowl. As Billie Jo works through her grief, she begins to accept what happened. She knows now that her father was not able to reassure or comfort her because he was grieving, too. And, the reason he left his wife’s bedside to go to a bar while she was sick was because he couldn’t bear the pain of losing her. Billie Jo understands that her father did the best he could at the time. In spite of overwhelming losses, Billie Jo is able to forgive herself and her father.

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