Pudd'nhead Wilson Setting & Symbolism

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Cradle

Roxana is so afraid that her son will be sent down river that she exchanges him with the son of her master, placing her own son in the master's cradle at seven months of age. Roxana's son does not learn of this switch until he is in his early twenties.

Indian Knife

The twins are given a knife by an Indian king that Luigi uses to kill a man attempting to steal it from them. Tom steals the knife but cannot sell it because the twins notify every pawn broker in the area. Instead Tom uses it to kill his uncle, Judge Driscoll.

Judge Driscoll's Will

Judge Driscoll cuts Tom out of his will on several occasions because of his gambling debts and general dishonorable behavior. It is fear of this happening again that causes Tom to steal from his uncle, putting him a position where he...

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