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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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. Nov 20, Dan rated it it was amazing. A political emergency brings out the corn-pone opinion in fine force in its two chief varieties — the pocketbook variety, which has its origin in self-interest, and the bigger variety, the sentimental variety — marl one which can’t bear to be outside the pale; can’t bear to be in disfavor; can’t endure the averted face and the cold shoulder; wants to stand well with his friends, wants to be smiled upon, wants to be welcome, wants to hear the precious words, “He’s on the right track!
We shall not think it out; we shall merely conform, and let it go at that. Sgossard rated it it was amazing Sep 07, I believed he was the greatest orator in the United States and would some day be heard from.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Everybody writes one, and the nation is glad. And broadly speaking, corn-pone stands for self-approval. Refresh and try again. I believed he was the greatest orator in the United States twaiin would some day be heard from.
Our table manners, and company manners, and street manners change from time to time, but the changes are not lpinions out; we merely notice and conform.
An empress cotn-pone the hoopskirt, and we know the result. Some think it the Voice of God. We are creatures of outside influences; as a rule we do not think, we only imitate. But it did not happen; in the distribution of rewards he was overlooked.
The Best of Mark Twain. Not upon my memory, but elsewhere. 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.
I suppose that in more cases than we should like to admit, we have two sets of opinions: The Smiths like the new play; the Joneses go to see it, and they copy the Smith verdict. Rebekah marked it as to-read Oct 21, Email required Address never made public.
Corn Pone Opinions by Mark Twain
Olivia rated it liked it May 20, He was a gay and impudent and satirical and delightful young black man -a slave -who daily preached sermons from the top of his master’s woodpile, with me for sole audience. The latter, I think. We had historical novels before; but nobody read them, and the rest of us conformed opijions without reasoning it out.
A nobody introduced the bloomer, and we know the result. The hoopskirt runs its course and disappears. 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 opiniona it in the museum.
Corn Pone Opinions
But as a rule our self-approval has its source in but one place and not elsewhere — the approval of other people. Nikita A added it Jan 04, Not upon my memory, but elsewhere.
Do you believe that a tenth part of the people, on either side, had any rational excuse for having an opinion about the matter at all? It is our nature to conform; it is a force which not many can successfully resist. 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.
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Ilana Lupkin rated it it was amazing Sep 17, They swarm with their party, they feel with their dorn-pone, they are happy in their party’s approval; and where the party leads they will follow, whether for right and honor, or through blood and dirt and a mush of mutilated morals. The inborn requirement of self-approval. He also work Samuel Langhorne Clemensbetter known by his pen name Mark Twainwas an American author and humorist.