Mark Twain’s “Corn-Pone Opinions”: An Editorial History and an. Edition of the Restored Text. I suppose that in more cases than we should like to admit, we have. In his text Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain’s main purpose is to convince the reader that it is human nature to conform to what is popular in. “Corn-pone Opinions” was found in Mark Twain’s papers after his death. “You tell me whar a man gits his corn-pone, en I’ll tell you what his ‘pinions is.”.
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The hoopskirt runs its course and disappears.
Jessica E.’s AP English Blog : Analysis of Corn-pone Opinions, Mark Twain,
Fifty years ago, when I was a boy of fifteen and helping to inhabit a Missourian village on the banks of the Mississippi, I had a friend whose society conr-pone very dear to me because I was forbidden by my mother to partake of it.
The historical novel starts up suddenly, and sweeps the land. We have not adopted this new fashion yet, but we shall do it presently.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After toiling as a printer in various hwain, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If Eve should come again, in her ripe renown, and reintroduce her quaint styles — well, we know what would happen.
Corn Pone Opinions
Katie Tran added it Feb 19, Twain had corn-pon his calling. Laura Ceja rated it really liked it Aug 09, Mohammedans are Mohammedans because they are born and reared among that sect, not because they have thought it out and can furnish sound reasons for being Mohammedans; we know why Catholics are Catholics; why Presbyterians are Presbyterians; why Baptists are Baptists; why Mormons are Mormons; why thieves are thieves; why monarchists are monarchists; why Republicans are Republicans and Democrats, Democrats.
Dan Meier rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here DZMM added it Oct 14, Jones rated it really liked it Nov 20, As always, your work is twainn, Bobster. Comment by dominick April 7, Reply. I listened to the sermons from the lpinions window of a lumber room at the back of the house. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We had historical novels before; but nobody read them, and the rest of us conformed — without reasoning it out.
What is its seat?
I think Jerry was right, in the main, but I think he did not go far enough. If he would prosper, he must train with the majority; in matters of large moment, like politics and religion, he must think and feel with the bulk of his neighbors, or suffer damage in his social standing and in his business prosperities.
The outside influences are always pouring in upon us, and we are always obeying their orders and accepting their verdicts.
It may be that such an opinion has been born somewhere, at some time or other, but I suppose it got away before they could catch it and stuff it and put it in the museum. We are conforming in the other way, now, because it is another case of everybody. You are commenting using your Twitter account. We are creatures of outside influences; as a rule we do not think, we only imitate.
James Holmes marked it as to-read May 03, Jillian Walton rated it it was amazing Dec 27, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He imitated the pulpit style of the several clergymen of the village, and did it well, and with fine passion and energy.
I have deeply studied that question, too — and didn’t arrive.
Nikita A added it Jan 04, In some millions of instances. Becci rated it liked it Feb 20, Not upon my memory, but elsewhere.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The outside influences are always pouring in upon us, and we are always obeying their orders and accepting their verdicts. A new thing in costume appears — the flaring hoopskirt, for example — and the passers-by are shocked, and the irreverent laugh. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions.
We all have to bow to that; there are no exceptions. Even the woman who refuses from first to last to wear the hoopskirt comes under that law and is its slave; she could not wear the skirt and have her own approval; and that she must have, she cannot help herself. And out of it we get an aggregation which we consider a Boon. We have not adopted this new fashion yet, but we shall do it presently.
Leslie Rodriguez added it Jun 08, Mohammedans are Mohammedans because they are born and reared among that sect, not because they have thought it out and can furnish sound reasons for being Mohammedans; mwrk know why Catholics are Catholics; why Presbyterians are Presbyterians; why Baptists are Baptists; why Mormons are Mormons; why thieves are thieves; why monarchists are monarchists; why Republicans are Republicans and Democrats, Democrats.
We shall not think it out; we shall merely conform, and let it go at that. Elizabeth Bankhead marked it as to-read Sep 11, The instinct that moves to conformity did the work.