The Changing Perspective of Mark Twain: From Beauty to Danger and Back Again

2 pages | 390 words

In "Life on the Mississippi", Mark Twain describes his experience as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river. He begins by talking about how, when he was a boy, he thought the river was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. However, over time, he came to appreciate the technical aspects of piloting a steamboat and lost his appreciation for the river itself.