Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii Topics for Discussion

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Why is Mark Twain so intent on promoting the steamer ahead of the clipper? What might be his motivation?

What is the relationship between Mark Twain and Mr. Brown? Do the two men care for one another?

How does Mark Twain's LETTERS FROM HAWAII depict women? Are there any strong female characters? If so, what makes these characters strong?

While aboard the Boomerang, Mark Twain refers to himself and his fellow Americans as "quality folk." What does he mean by this descriptor?

Mark Twain often refers to Hawaiian natives as "savages" and describes their customs as "barbaric." Are these fair terms to use? Why or why not?

Throughout the book, Twain often complains about his accommodations. What do his complaints say about his character?

Foreigners, journalists in particular, were barred from the princess' funereal rites due to their rude criticisms. Does it seem that...

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