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  • He finds out that the life of a prince has got its own disadvantages and challenges
  • In my opinion, there are many poor people who dream of growing rich

    • by Vinod

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      ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ is a classic written by Mark Twain. When I read this classic, I was surprised at the richness of the book and was excited as to what will happen next. The tale is of two boys. One was Tom, who was born in a very poor family in a filty lane of London and the other boy was Edward, who was born as a prince. Somehow it happens that they trade their identities.

      ‘The prince and the pauper’ is a very interesting book and is written in excellent style. The story is thrilling and adventurous. The poor boy wishes to become a prince. This is his dream.

      He lands as a prince in the palace because the prince resembled him in every manner. Thus it happened accidentally

      that they changed identities. But the pauper realizes the difficulties of royal life. He finds out that the life of a prince has got its own disadvantages and challenges.

      In my opinion, there are many poor people who dream of growing rich. Little do they know that the rich man has got his own difficulties. The poor people have no idea that the rich have got their own challenges and that they lead a competitive life. There are cases in which certain poor people, like Tom, happen to grow rich in life and then they understand the difficulties and disadvantages of the rich.

      In the classic, Mark Twain brings out beautifully various aspects. Tom succeed in adjusting to the life of a royal prince. His dream is now fulfilled, but now he ...

      • knows that the life of a prince is not something great as he had imagined. The author brings out this truth beautifully in the story.

        On the other hand, the real prince, Edward falls into the clutches of poverty and realizes the difficulty of poverty. Mark Twain beautifully writes how the prince moves on accepting the challenges and adversities of poverty. The prince falls into various difficulties, but he faces them adventurously. The classic is not an ordinary one.

        It is not a filmy type of book. On the contrary, it is a book which speaks about the grim truths of life. The author destroys the assumption that royal life is a bed of roses. Royal life is a mixture of both roses and thorns.

        Similarly, the author also destroys the assumption

        that the life of a poor man is a bed of thorns. The poor man’s life is also a mixture of both roses and thorns because the poor man faces a hard life which eventually makes him mentally courageous and bold. The classic is also relevant to the modern world. In today’s world many people feel that to grow rich is something very good.

        Many dream of living a life of luxury. But Mark Twain is throwing a challenge to the mental attitude of such people. I strongly feel that Mark Twain has done a very good job in writing this book. There is nothing to criticize in this book.

        This book clearly shows the two truths of life; that is, the difficulties of the life of a poor person as well as the difficulties of a rich person.

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    The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
    rohit says :

    price of the book and publisher and his address
    John says :

    The publisher is James R. Osgood Co in 1881. Also this publisher has been dissolved so there’s no address. The price is going to vary depending on where you buy it, but it’s $ 6 on Amazon.
    markus lee says :

    your own view on the prience and the pauper
    John says :

    It’s a nice novel, but to me it doesn’t compare to his other novels such as Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. I like it, but it’s not as detailed as many of his other novels. The plot is okay, but it lacks the significance of some of his other plots.
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