I knew Mark Twain when i was a middle school student. In my memory, there is an article in my English textbook that written by him. At that time, I pay no attention to Mark Twain. However, i knew more about him after I learned the History and Anthology of American Literature, he appeals to me dearly and deeply. As a result, I read a part of his novels in part time. Here I will introduce Million Pounds to you. Before that, I will give some information about Mark Twain to you. And last, it comes my though.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens （November 30, 1835 ndash; April 21, 1910） was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer, better known by the pen name Mark Twain. He was born in Florida, Missouri and brought up in Hannibal, Missouri. After his father^v^s death in 1847, he was apprenticed to a printer and wrote for his brother^v^s newspaper. He later worked as a licensed Mississippi river-boat pilot. The Civil War put an end to the steamboat traffic and Clemens moved to Virginia City, where he edited the Territorial Enterprise. On February 3, 1863, ^v^Mark Twain^v^ was born when Clemens signed a humorous travel account with that pseudonym. He often uses exaggerated ways to show his irony.
Mark Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his life, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty. For I love the One Million Pounds Note best, I would introduce it to you.
Is there real free-lunch in the world? Maybe there is! And such kind of free lunch strikes the poor and honest young man Henry Adams who has surprisingly got a one-million bank note from the brothers （Roderick amp; Oliver）。 As a matter of fact, the brothers had made a bet, if a poor, honest and clever people who come knocking on the door received the one million pounds, what will be happening to his life? The elder brother think that he would starve to death because he could not prove that the money belongs to him, will be arousing others’ suspicion, and even the banks do not let him deposit the money. On the contrary, the younger brother believes that he would live in a very good life. So the brothers lend the one million pounds to Henry Adams, and spent 30 days abroad. From then on, Henry Adams becomes a bright focus of the money-priority society. Later, the lucky young man experiences two sharply different treatments in the tailor shop. In the ball, people from every social class try every chance to show their friendship and flattery to the new millionaire. Adams never has the chance to spend a penny because no one can change the million and he is soon living in a luxurious hotel suite, wearing expensive suits. No one asks him to pay bill, these are forwarded for later payment. He even gets the chance to go to the Party that held by Duke. Fortunately, Henry meets Jane Griffiths and fall in love with this beautiful woman. He also comes across his good friend. The man gives him some advice to earn money. 30 days has passed, Henry Adams asks his girlfriend company him to meet the brothers. Out of his expectation, his girlfriend is the daughter of one of the brothers. And finally he got a very good job from the brother. And he lived a very happy life.
Mark Twain^v^s short story of one million pounds note is a very good work. The article satires the thoughts of money is everything, money is omnipotent, and expose the ugly face of capitalist society. As we all know, the root of the story was the bet of the brothers. What is the bet actually? Where does the attraction of the bank note lie in?
As far as i am concerned, the One Million Pounds Note takes an interesting, satirical look at the hypocrisy stemming from class distinction in England. England is a country where class and wealth are given extreme significance, especially among the rich. The novel shows the hypocrisy that existed among these people, how the rich are quick to change face when they find out that you^v^re a man of wealth and how within the next moment they revert back to their condescending selves when all wealth is lost. The story was based on the main theme by emphasizing on the hypocrisy of the upper class society but at the same time it also creates a balance that prevents the novel from being a mockery of the British society. The love story appears at the right time and there is plenty of comedy to keep one entertained. The ending is a little predictable but the director does an overall good job by rounding it up and presenting his points.
In my heart, Herry was so luckily, not everyone can get the chance to use the million. I am so envious of the lucky of the heroine, but at the same time I would like to think that the reason why people carry favor with him is just that they attract too much important to money, isn’t it? Money worship is shameful and should not be reaping more! Money is not omnipotent, and in the world, there are many things that more important than money
A tramp who drifts from London to England lives on a sacrosanct million pound bill for a month. That month is like a prison: Although he is given wealth, his fear still lingers. It's a kind of unspeakable unpleasant taste - surprise, joy, or constantly hovering on the edge? Perhaps, everyone will have such a thrilling fun.
I especially like this section, because it sets off scenes of the past and makes people reverie. No, needless to say, I stood still and fixed my greedy eyes on the muddy treasure. My mouth was salivating, my stomach was hungry for it, and all my life was begging for it. But every time I move my hand and want to take it, passers-by always see my intention. Of course, I have to straighten up again and look as if nothing had happened.
In this passage, I must admit that he is indeed an honest and intelligent man. His eyes and movements are described in detail. Even a delicious pear thrown into the ditch shows hunger and arrogance, which is really unpredictable. Sometimes, I am worried about his fate. What is the author's intention?
I think it's all about it. Besides, it can't be measured by money. Money is also absolutely impossible, it can't change a heart; it can't buy a person's thought; more can't take away friendship, a person is confused by money interests, and finally has nothing.
Speaking of this, my family has a naughty boy holding coins all day long - brother. He really loves money like a life. If you reason with him, you will suffer. He would like to pit you at any time and anywhere. This is not, he has a ghost idea again, what wipe stool one yuan, sweep floor two yuan etc. This is nothing. If he lost his money, he would cry and hang himself, which would disturb the whole family.
Well, to get to the point, I think people at that time were really shaken by money. Money stabbed people's mind like a poisonous needle. It was just like the tramps in the book, whether they were surprised, happy, or constantly hovering on the edge.
Mark Twains short story of ^v^one million pounds^v^ is a very good work. The article on the ^v^money is everything,^v^ ^v^money is omnipotent,^v^ the idea of a satire, to expose the ugly face of capitalist society.
^v^One million pounds^v^ is about a poor, honest man, that is, the heroine of this story has received a pair of brothers, the letter sent to him inside one million pounds. The brothers had made a bet, gambling, if a poor, honest people who come knocking on the door received the one million pounds, he will be what kind of results? Brother that he would starve to death because he could not prove that the money was his own, will be subject to other peoples doubts, and even the banks do not let him save money.
His younger brother that he would lead a very good, and therefore they have the brothers of one million pounds will be loaned to check the poorest people, and spent 30 days abroad. Did not expect that during this period of time, people have the rare fortune suddenly rich, has tried to cozy up to him, from the free food, buy clothes, free accommodation, like a beggar, like to please him, and continue to improve his social status until the exception of the highest outdoor Wang Duke on! Not only that, he also has been a good wife and 30,000 pounds of bank interest, and finally from two brothers got a very good job. Lived a very, very happy life.
See here, I am so envious of the ^v^lucky^v^ the heroine, but at the same time I would like to: people reason to curry favor with him, not just because when people value money too it? Worship of money is shameful and should not be reaping more! Money is not omnipotent, the world than money, there are many more important things … …
After reading the book ^v^Million Millions^v^, I feel a lot. This book tells a man who accidentally received a million pounds and then respects his legendary experience from a beggar to everyone.
The author of this book is very humorous. The beggar got a million pounds because two people bet to see if that person could survive without spending a penny a month after becoming a rich man. As a result, that person has wanted to stifle him when he was annoying before. He went to the restaurant to eat, but he had n’t waited to pay for it. The boss would like to give him the restaurant to buy clothes, because the boss could n’t find the money, the boss gave him a lot of clothes, and the restaurant he went to caught fire overnight. .
Within a month, the man was on an equal footing with the royal aristocracy, and even many counts respected him. As a result, a month later, the person was fine without spending a penny.
After reading this book, I understand how many people in the world are sleek. If not, then why is that person used to be popular but now respected, so I hope that there will be no such people in the world, After all, there are more people with a sense of justice in the world.
A pair of brothers received a letter which gave him a million pounds.
It turned out that the brothers made a bet, bet if a poor, honest man fall from the sky received one million pounds, he will have what results?
Brother that he would starve to death because he could not prove the money was his own, someone else will be suspected, even banks will not allow him to save money.
Brother believes that he will very well, so they brothers will check for one million pounds lent the poor, and abroad spent thirty days.
I did not expect at this time, people who suddenly rich riches rare, hard to actually draw him from the free food, buy clothes, to free acmodation, one by one like a beggar, like to please him, and continue to improve his social position, until the outdoor addition to the king on top of Duke!
Not only that, he got a good wife and thirty thousand pounds of bank then lived very, very happy life.
See here, I am so envious of the ^v^lucky^v^ the hero, but I want to: The reason why people please him, not because it was too much focus on money yet?
Worship of money is shameful, something for nothing we should not!
Money is not everything in the world there are many more important things than money.
Article on the ^v^money is everything^v^ ^v^Money is omnipotent,^v^ the idea for a satire and expose the ugly face of capitalist society and the rule of darkness.
See here, I am very envious of this so lucky the hero, but I want to: people reason to please him, because it was not that people are reading too much money to it? Worship of money is shameful, and something for nothing we should not! Money is not a panacea, in the world there are many more important things than money .
Mark Twain^v^s short story with one million pounds is a very good work. Article on the money is everything Money is omnipotent, the ideas of irony, exposed the ugly face of capitalist society.
Millions of pounds refers to a poor, honest man, that is, the hero of this story has received a pair of brothers, a letter which gave him one million pounds. It turns out that the brothers played a bet, gambling, if a poor, honest man knocking on the door of one million pounds received, he will be what results? His brother that he would starve to death because he could not prove that the money was his own, will be someone else^v^s question, even the banks do not let him save. Little brother that he would be getting along very well, so they are brothers to one million pounds to lend a check of this poor people, and spent 30 days abroad.
Did not expect at this time, people have the rare sudden riches millionaire, went so far as hard to win over him, from free to eat, buy clothes, to free accommodation, one by one like a beggar, like to please him, and continue to improve his social status, it was only in addition to Wang^v^s highest outdoor Duke on! Not only that, he also got a good wife and ? 30,000 in bank interest, and finally from two brothers, there has been a very good job. Lived a very, very happy life.