Analysis Of Mark Twain's The Lowest Animal

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On August 31, 1888, at about 3:40 am, Charles Cross and Robert Paul were walking down Bucksrow in London, England on a cool Friday morning. At the end of the alleyway, they noticed a bundle of blankets. When the two men kept walking, they noticed that bundle was not just blankets, but the body of Maryann Nichols, a prostitute that worked the Whitechapel area. She had her throat slashed and had been disemboweled. She seemed to have been only dead about a half hour, meaning that her killer was probably still in the area. This was the start of a series of murders that would remain unsolved until today. This killer would confuse the minds of the local authorities and would claim the lives of 11 women. He would be one of the most infamous killers of all …show more content…

Man is the only living thing that has done evil acts for their own purpose of pleasure and to gain power over others. Man is the only one that commits acts of torture. He is the only one that uses pain as a method of punishment. Not only do men use pain as punishment but they also use it to gain an advantage over others. According to Mark Twain’s satirical essay, “The Lowest Animal”, he expresses “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” He is claiming that man is the only animal that inflicts pain on others for his enjoyment. Further proving that man commits the act of violence and torture for his pleasure. Making man a person that enjoys the pain of other human beings. Another example of man being cruel to others is in the Nanking massacre on December 13, 1937. According to Brian Guthrie’s article, “11 Horrific Details about The Rape of Nanking You’ll Never Unlearn.”, he writes “Tensions had been running high between the two countries because their politics and beliefs viciously collided. Then, Japan decided a full-scale invasion was necessary according to its imperialist

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