Mark Twain's Theory of the Humorous Story and the Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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GRIN Verlag, Sep 15, 2013 - 28 pages
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 3, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg (Lehrstuhl fur Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: American Realism and Local Color, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Today Mark Twain or using his real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens is often seen as one of the most important authors of the American Realism. His Theory of the Humorous Story is one of the most important theories of writing a funny story. Those are the questions to be answered. Based on interpretations of one of his most famous stories "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Twain intensions will be shown. This means there will be shown what influenced Twain in his writings and which different interpretations of his works, in this case exemplary of "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," are possible. In the end there will have to be considered if the "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is really a humorous story in sense of Twain's Theory of the Humorous Story or not."
 

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Contents

Table of contents I Introduction 3
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The History ofThe JumpingFrog 4
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The Theory oftheHumorous Story
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Elements of the Humorous Story in The Jumping Frog
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FinalConclusion
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Bibliography
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