Chambers : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

As I read Pudd'nhead Wilson I noticed one thing that occured after the first few chapters of the text. Mark Twain just forgets about the character "Chambers" the true heir to the Driscoll estate. Sure he ends up in his rightful station in life at the end of the story but up until then he had no part in the story. I wondered if anyone else noticed this and if they had any idea why Twain neglected to develop this character into one that had an important part in the story???

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000


Along those same lines, I'm kind of upset that Chambers didn't get to enjoy any of the wealth that Tom enjoyed while he was the "heir". Twain made the Judge broke so Tom would have to be sold down the river. Nice for a story plot, but what happened to Chambers? One paragraph at the end of the book isn't good enough, to me!

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000

Aaack! I didn't realize until it was brought up in class today that it was PERCY's debts that made Tom so valuable. Still mad about not knowing Chamber's tale, though, even if he did have money. Actually, having money makes it more interesting to think about.

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000

I don't think Twain included "Chambers" into his story because he was suppossed to be the black slave and his story wasn't about the black heir to the estate, it was about the switched boy who was mean to his mother. Had Chambers been more of a character in the novel, some of the things that happened might not.

-- Anonymous, June 08, 2000

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