Mark twain's multi-dimensional humor

Author

Husayn, Ali Madhlum

Source

Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities

Issue

Vol. 46, Issue 3 (31 Jul. 2021), pp.1-15, 15 p.

Publisher

University of Basrah College of Education for Human Sciences

Publication Date

2021-09-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

15

Main Subjects

Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

The present paper proposes to probe the embedded duality of Mark Twain's humor and seriousness in depicting the baffling contradictions and continuing conflicts during his lifetime.

As a humorist, Twain combined the role of the comedian and the buffoon with that of the philosopher, cynic and satirist.

He believed that life was basically a bad dream, that money ruled the world and that money was intrinsically evil.

He was a savagely cynical realist as well as an idealist who had his own Utopia to project.

Although Twain's works are full of humor that makes the reader laugh, they possess a serious side for they depict a bitter, cynical humor as a result of black depression and loss of faith in the very meaning of existence as in his later novels like A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Pudd'nhead Wilson and short stories like The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Mysterious Stranger.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Husayn, Ali Madhlum. 2021. Mark twain's multi-dimensional humor. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities،Vol. 46, no. 3, pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256196

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Husayn, Ali Madhlum. Mark twain's multi-dimensional humor. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities Vol. 46, no. 3 (Jul. 2021), pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256196

American Medical Association (AMA)

Husayn, Ali Madhlum. Mark twain's multi-dimensional humor. Journal of Basrah Researches : Humanities. 2021. Vol. 46, no. 3, pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1256196

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 13-15

Record ID

BIM-1256196