Letters From The Earth By Mark Twain Analysis

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The Genesis is describing God creating the world in six days and consecrates the seventh day as a day of rest, by each day God creating something new. Whereas Letters from the Earth written by Mark Twain is about The Creator creating the world on his own and presenting it to the rest of the lords. In many ways, the text written by Mark Twain has borrowed ideas from the Genesis. The similarity and difference can be displayed through the stylistic features of both texts that can distinctively present how has Mark Twain borrowed the concepts of the Genesis in his work.
In order to distinguish whether Mark Twain has borrowed concepts of the Genesis in Letters from the Earth, the stylistic features must be analyzed.
The literary form of the Genesis is historical narrative, which is for the purpose of instruction through the development of a theological message based on the historical events, in order to accomplish his intent of instruction, the author of the Genesis has chosen the events that most effectively relate to what happened and the meaning and theological significance of what happened. Whereas Letters from the Earth used the descriptive narrator who presents the story of main characters, which includes the conversation between the characters.
The most distinguishable character between two texts is the creator of
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In Letters form the Earth, Twain included his controversiality and iconoclastic views on religion, in which Twain expresses his discomfort with and disdain for Christianity, in both theological postion and a lifestyle.
In conclusion, Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth has borrowed few features from the Genesis, but with the added features he expressed his resentment towards Christianity by transforming the Genesis, and present it from the other
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