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Mark Twain’s Luck. Hanifa Rahmawati Andhika Randy A . Ratih Aditya Renny Fitriya. Point of View. Mark Twain used a first - person point of view for both narrators in "Luck". An unnamed first-person narrator introduces the situation of confidential revelation.

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Mark Twain’s Luck

Hanifa Rahmawati

Andhika Randy A.

Ratih Aditya

Renny Fitriya

Point of View

  • Mark Twain used a first-person point of view for both narrators in "Luck".

  • An unnamed first-person narrator introduces the situation of confidential revelation.

  • The second narrator, the clergyman, tells the actual details of the story itself.


  • Exposition.This story opens at a banquet where Arthur Scoresby is to be honored.

  • Complication.The clergyman told the narrator that Scoresby was a fool. The narrator wonder whether the clergyman was truthful or not.


  • Climax. The Crimean War started. The clergyman took part in the war to protect the country. Scoresby became a captain but he comitedmany blunders in the war. It was caused worry to the clergyman. The colonel died so Scoresby was next in the rank. A blunder will bring them destruction and the clergyman thought that they would be lose. But because of their luck, the Russian fled from the battle ground in confusion.


  • Falling Action. They won the battle and Scoresby became a hero. Scoresby mistakes his right hand for his left and leads a charge in the wrong direction, surprising a Russian forceand causes a retreat of the Russian army, thus securing an Allied victory.

  • Resolution. Scoresby had been a shining soldier in all the wars for many years. His military life was full of blunders but they brought him great success. It was a proof that a man would get the best if he was born lucky.

Secondary Theme

  • Superior feeling can make someone fool

  • Wrong decision in the right time can bring success


  • The narrator "I" is a static character. He's a bit player anyway and always introduces the action.

  • Scoresby is a develop character. He develops with his education and luck. By each detail of his education and luck, his story changes.


  • The clergyman is perhaps the most dynamic character of all. Every time Scoresby "learns" or has one of his luck, the clergyman changes and develops an opinion about Scoresby.

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