Twain may have drawn inspiration for this part of the story from a historical incident in which Christopher Columbus exploited foreknowledge of a lunar eclipse. Hank Morgan Most of the novel is presented as Hank's journal about his time in the sixth century, which he presents to Twain in the nineteenth century.
By a stroke of luck, the date of the burning coincides with a historical solar eclipse in the yearof which Hank had learned in his earlier life.
While Hank thinks King Arthur is a fool for believing that he has powers beyond those of ordinary men, the rest of the population admires him, except in one thing: everyone in the kingdom except King Arthur knows of the affair between King Arthur's wife, Guenever, and Sir Launcelot.
This causes a war between Lancelot and Arthur, who is eventually killed by Sir Mordred. In this version, Lawrence plays a contemporary amusement park operator who is transported back to medieval times.
The most egregious of these inconsistencies is the way that the character of Sandy disappears from the story some time around the Restoration of the Fountain, and then reappears, surprisingly, more than a hundred pages later, as Hank Morgan's wife and the mother of his child.
King Arthur turns out to be a truly kind and stately person, and Merlin turns out to have supernatural power after all. Almost anything that a student would want to find out about Arthurian legend is cross-referenced at the University of Rochester's web page at The Camelot Project: Arthurian Texts, Images, Bibliographies and Basic Information.
Nonetheless, in the novel Hank is a firm supporter of the technology who opposes passionately to the idea of superstition and false magic, proposed by Merlin.
However, when Hank came and presented much more outstanding and remarkable "tricks", Merlin's fame disappeared and his influence over the people vanished. InTennessee Ernie Ford starred in a television adaptation. After all, when modern audiences see an action film, they witness dozens of violent deaths in the span of two hours; but viewers don't necessarily find nor do the filmmakers imply any great significance in them.
She tells Hank that it just seems that way to him because of a magic spell, and he admits that it might be his view and not hers that is wrong.
In addition, Twain received honorary doctorates from the University of Missouri in and from Oxford University in