Mark Twain's Essay 'On The Damned Human Race'

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In his satirical essay, “On the Damned Human Race”, Mark Twain refutes Darwin’s claim on the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animal and instead asserts his claim on the descent of man due to moral sense. Twain backs his claim by analyzing the different characteristic features between the human race and animal nature, supplying ample ethos in the process, to demonstrate the retrogression society has made in order to pinpoint man’s flaws and reveal the fallacies of society. Through his revelation, Twain beseeches his audience to analyze their own morals when taking into the problems that exist in the human world. Given the broad scope of his generalization, Twain intended his piece for the general public as a whole, not excluding any specific group
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