Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court Summary

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American Realist writers leaned heavily towards representing the middle working class. The everyday man that had no great power over others, but controlled the outcome of his own life. In Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court, once Twain’s character Hank comes to power, he does what he can to educate the lower class and give them factories to work in and jobs to do. He has little regard for the nobility and neither is he fond of the power of the Roman Catholic Church. At one point he says, “Before the day of the Church’s supremacy in the world, men were men, and held their heads up, and had a man’s pride and spirit and independence; and what of greatness and position a person got, he got mainly by achievement, not by birth.”

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