A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Analysis

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Sometime in life, others will use us without our own consent and we might not even know that we’re being used. In the book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, chapter thirteen-the “Freemen”, Mark Twain describes a group of folks who are being treat like slaves without acknowledge it on their own. The main character Hank Morgan thinks that every man in the nation should have true freedom, the right to vote, and education. On the other hand, these freemen think differently, they believe that working for the church or the King is the right and only thing to do. They never have a doubt about the governance, the system. They have no idea of understanding the freedom Hank implies to them. Hank meets a bunch of freemen on his journey.…show more content…
Therefore, they accept it as the truth and never questioned that maybe the priest could be wrong too? It never occurred to them that they could vote the King down or the governance down if they think it’s unjust. The priests are only seeking profits for themselves, but they put it on God’s term to fool these honest and loyal men. Hank think it is outrageous these priests just set whatever rules they want. These workingmen holds a majority of the nation, yet, they do not have any say in the government or their own life. “Seven-tenths of the free population of the country were of just their class and degree: small “independent” farmers, artisans, etc.; which is to say, they were the nation, the actual nation” (89). Hank understands that a nation is built upon its people; thus, it is important to have the people satisfied and pleased. The government or the church should not fool them, and manipulate them as salves. Hank points out that all of the taxes comes from these poor independent workers, neither the church nor the bishops pays slightly of it. Every single man of the family must work gratis for the lord and bishop, and no one ever denies this. Why? How come no one ever has the urge to stand up for them, to claim for what they deserve? Hank suggests that these humble men, “these poor ostensible freemen” (92), they have no idea what freedom really means. They’ve never experienced such freedom comparable to what Hank did in the modern world. In their naive and narrow mind, they believe the ways things are now are the ways they should be. When Hank mentioning the voting system to them in the modern world, they all seems to be confused. They can’t imagine such system could exist. Based on their understanding, one man argues that nobody would voluntarily work if everyone has a say in the government. Hank then reasons a man’s loyalty should be for its

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