The Innocents Abroad Characters

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Mark Twain/Samual Clemens

Main character and narrator. Never refers to his own name, neither by quote or otherwise. Cynical, humorous, and very perceptive.

Mark Twain is a journalist for the Tribune, who is sent on the Great Pleasure Excursion to record events as they happen. The Innocents Abroad is a collection of articles sent back to the Tribune describing every detail for the public to enjoy. Unlike other travel writers of his day, Twain does not promote the commercialism of the trip, but instead takes the reader on a real, day-to-day experience of a transcontinental cruise.

Mark Twain is usually the brunt of all jokes but is not afraid to describe embarrassing situations even if he is the source of the humiliation. He is usually the ringleader of any group willing to break the rules and lacks the patience to sleep when a side journey could be made...

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