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Kim, Jae Shin. Reframing in Mark Twains Puddnhead Wilson. Studies in English Language & Literature 46.2 (2020): 23-46. This paper suggests that Mark Twain reframes all the situations and accidents in Puddnhead Wilson. By reframing, Mark Twain helps his characters view and experience events, ideas, and concepts to find more positive alternatives. In the beginning, Wilson makes an absurd joke and becomes Puddnhead in Dawsons Landing, an insular city where he is supposedly the smartest man. The disgraceful name buys him some time to study about fingerprints. The study contributed to him to find the actual criminal and regain his good reputation. Mark Twain visualizes all the different perspectives of other characters while demonstrating ironical personalities so that his work keeps coherence. He adopts technically extraordinary twins, impostors, changelings, and characters with double vision and inherent and genteel values to show duality in human beings. Therefore, those ironical characters have been often considered incoherent; so was Mark Twain. However, similar to a person with the point of views of passengers and a cub pilot in his life on the Mississippi, Twain sees the world of Dawsons Landing in his characters ambivalent eyes so that he can create a positive image of the world. The infamous slavery system saves Tom Driscolls life despite his criminal offense. Moreover, the ironies from Puddnhead Wilsons Calendar at the beginning of each chapter is suitable for his cognitive reframing of the situation and contents in Puddnhead Wilson. (Konyang University)

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