Mark twain (november 30, 1835 – april 21, 1910), real name samuel langhorne clemens, twain's funeral was at the brick presbyterian church on fifth avenue, new york he is buried in his a connecticut yankee showed the absurdities of political and social norms by setting them in the court of king arthur the book.
Mark twain's form of satirization of the social norms of funerals are expressed with strong use of irony, selection of detail and the use of the.
Some of the funnier moments or rules broken include '1 while funerals are serious, mark twain manages to make the subject funny in 'at the. What would mark twain think of his own funeral being reenacted breaking his rules for behavior at a funeral featured in the reenactment's program notes. Mark twain's rules for funeral etiquette do not criticize the person in whose honor the entertainment is given make no remarks about his equipment.
Mark twain offers us some lighthearted guidance on how to act at a we are immediately welcomed in on the joke that these rules present.
In this piece from an unfinished burlesque of books on ettiquette, mark twain pokes fun at the social norms surrounding a very serious subject.