Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offenses

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In the passage from “Fennimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses” by Mark Twain, he describes the blatant ignorance and stupidity of the very popular writer Fennimore Cooper. He tells also of the lack of attention to detail and how most of the plot in Cooper’s stories aren’t logical in the least. Twain writes this to show that not only he himself would not make those mistakes but that they are very large and noticeable mistakes that were blatantly made. Through this essay Twain portrays a quite critical and mocking attitude towards Cooper’s writings. In the text, Twain uses highly critical and intelligent diction to portray his mocking tone throughout the essay. Twain describes Cooper’s lack of reasoning as “meander[ing] along for no particular reason”
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