Search icone
Search and publish your papers

Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning by Mark Twain : A Commentary

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author

Level
Expert

About the document

Published date
Language
documents in English
Format
Word
Type
presentations
Pages
4 pages
Level
Expert
Accessed
0 times
Validated by
Committee Oboolo.com
1 Comment
Rate this document
  1. Story
  2. Humor
  3. Characters and their relationships
  4. Who is the narrator? An interesting point of view
  5. Language
  6. Climax and anticlimax

The story apparently takes place in a carriage of a train and it is told by a certain Mr. McWilliams to the listener, who is in fact re-telling and transmitting Mr. McWilliams words. We have only a part of his so called 'talk', which actually resembles more a tall-tale than anything else and which has already been going on for a while. The narrator announces what he is going to talk about from the very beginning, 'the fear of lightning is one of the most distressing infirmities a human being can be afflicted with' he says. The narrator is apparently sharing a personal experience connected with lightning. The basic purpose of the story is to create humour by recounting in an anecdotal way, the events of one night when the wife of the narrator, Mrs. McWilliams, was woken up by a thunderstorm and hid from it in a closet. By the end of the story it turns out that the noise was actually coming from a canon and not from lightning.

Top sold for literature

Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora (Colin Palmer)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  School essay   |  09/14/2007   |   .doc   |   2 pages

Society Woman: Days of a Russian Noblewoman

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Presentation   |  05/29/2008   |   .doc   |   5 pages

Recent documents in literature category

Stitches. A Memoir - David Small (2010)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Book review   |  01/27/2020   |   .doc   |   2 pages

The Submission essay - Amy Waldman (2011)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Book review   |  01/24/2020   |   .doc   |   3 pages