Character and Setting Description
The story takes place first in the home where the Narrator was born, later it is moved to another home where a family takes him in. She describes the house to be a charming and great new home, "and no gloom anywhere" (Twain, 4). She appears to be in a very great location, giving the setting a calm and happy tone. The characters in the story tend to influence our narrator, his mother for instance who has a peculiar yet admirable personality. She adored showing her intelligence to those around her, flaunting the idea of being looked upon. Once she moves out to another home, she is in a calm environment with a loving family. She even cares for a puppy from the house over, describes the puppy to have affectionate eyes and innocent look. She appears to be at his happiest in this home, though due to the master's friends, she becomes depressed by the loss of her dear puppy. The master and his friends don't seem to have a great respect for life amongst most characters.