Mark Twain:More than Just a Literary Giant-- Realistic Value of“The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”
YE Qing;School of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou University;
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg " is one of the representatives of the contemporary American writer Mark Twain,who brings to corruption a so called "most honest and upright town" and " symbol of incorruptible" in the story. This paper takes a close look at Mark Twain's varied talents in writing, smiling obligingly at his vivid description of the eventual downfall of the small town elite when they, starting from subjectively avoiding all temptations, are lured to grab at a bag of gold unscrupulously by hook or by crook. Realistic significance is attached of probing into the root cause of the breeding and spreading of the corruption and degeneration phenomenons in China and highly recommended rereading the novella for all Chinese government officials.
【CateGory Index】： I712.074