The Complicated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County

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“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” Analysis Have you ever been patronized through a witty display of sarcasm? Have you ever failed to notice this charade until it was much too late, or the conversation was over? Mark Twain’s short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” may have been the pinnacle of political and historical sarcasm, as an elder, uneducated miner proceeded to make a fool out of an unaware, sophisticated easterner. The elements Twain implores in his allusion of a story, are pure realistic components, relating to the common people and places with familiar conflicts of society. When coupled with such a stress on specific characters and personalities instead of emphasizing on plot, the realism becomes pungent and undeniable in Twain’s writing. The characters and…show more content…
Specifically, the characters are extremely ordinary characters of the time (late 1800’s). The narrator of the story is regarded as a rather intelligent gentleman from the more eastern territories of the United States. As realism would demand, he is portrayed as such by way of his dialogue, and thought process throughout the whole ordeal. The gentleman is annoyed at the unruly wildness of his situation, as well as what he perceives is lack of reason among the western people. However, Simon Wheeler (the old miner to whom the easterner is confiding in) disproves such a notion, despite his seemingly uneducated appearance. Wheeler is described through his diction as well,

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