Best part of story, including ending: Mark Twain creates a story that is interesting for all ages, but simultaneously incorporates important themes about social rank, appearances, and how people see each other. This section contains 539 words approx. The prince tries to tell everyone he comes across what happened to him, but it doesn't work; everyone just thinks he's crazy. Miles Hendon — he was exiled from his home and lived as a brave warrior. They have got a good number of worries.
He expects to get a royal homecoming, but instead, everyone pretends not to know him, even his precious Lady Edith. Luckily Tom was learning fast and knew how to behave because he always wanted to be a prince. The last chapter ties up loose ends of the plot: Hugh Hendon, though not prosecuted, leaves England and goes to the Continent; the Lady Edith marries Miles; Edward amply rewards those who were land to him, punishes those who were not, and makes reparations to those who suffered from the cruel injustice of English laws. For example, a king has to take care of the welfare of his subjects. Hendon, meanwhile, leads the prince through the crowd toward his lodgings in an inn on London Bridge, then a city unto itself.
A servant comes in while their clothes are switched, mistakes one for the other, and throws Prince Edward out the gate. However, little do they know that this will land them up in the most bizarre of situations. When the guards try to violently kick Tom out, the prince stops them and brings Tom indoors with him. Tom's family is able to live reasonably without begging. On the fourth day, however, the noise of a mob diverts Tom's attention. Edward is crowned, and he rewards everyone who helped him, including Tom and Miles, while punishing those he met during his adventures who were evil.
John and Lord Herford talk about how weird it is that he's suddenly gone crazy. When the two are released at last, they turn back toward London. Lucky for him, Miles Hendon manages to get him out of that, too. Identity swap gives the writer endless opportunities of tangling the plot and getting characters into unbelievable situations. Although he lived in lousy conditions, the priest Andrew has been kind to him and taught him how to read, write and even Latin. Turns out they both have pretty terrible fathers, so we guess that's something to bond over.
With some prompting from Tom, Edward Tudor tells the Lord St. As he is working, however, he sees Canty and Hugo arriving in front of the house, so he runs off toward the woods. On top of that, the next day, Tom aces his first public dinner. After a long and involved dressing ceremony, Tom gets down to the boring legal matters of being king. This well-loved novel by Mark Twain takes a humorous look at 16th century society, and the inequalities that existed at that time, and perhaps still do today. Tom Comty was born to a poor family in Offal Court. That causes Tom trouble, even though he enjoyed being a prince and was looking forward to being a king.
In the meantime, young Tom Canty has been left in the prince's royal apartment in the palace. He realizes also that Tom was not really trying to hurt him or take what was his, and makes Tom his royal ward. Meanwhile, the people at court see Tom dressed in Edward's finery and are convinced that he is the prince. Each of the boys is fascinated by the other's life — Tom, by the luxury and the cleanliness that Edward has, and Edward, by the freedom that Tom has. Tom's father punishes him, put Tom's mother and sisters pity him and are kind to him, thinking him mad when they hear his story. When he runs into the woods, he comes across a hermit. One, named Edward Tudor, is a prince and the other, named Tom Canty, is a pauper.
Similarly, the life of poor is not one hundred percent bad. Humphrey Marlow brings Miles Hendon to Edward, and after they've celebrated their bromance, Edward makes Miles a noble with tons of honors, land, and gold. Eventually Tom gets to tell the prince about his life, and the prince thinks this sounds amazing. Mayer's The Unicorn and the Lake adaptation is serviceable if not sparkling; she retains all the key scenes of the story but flattens Twain's archaisms. Edward's troubles seem to deepen as the story goes on. Once all of this is over with, Miles decides that the only safe place to go is his home, Hendon Hall. Tom's mother's intuition tells her maybe he is not really her son, but she convinces herself this could not be the case even in the face of the boys' irrefutably different habits.
In the slums of London, Edward likewise tries to tell everyone he is the prince, and he gets nothing but jeers and beatings in return. But it happens that Tom reaches the palace of Edward and Edward reaches the poor house of Tom. But since he volunteers to take the prince's lashings for him, everyone sees what a good and kind person he is. Tom is a poor fellow and Edward is a. The court had been searching the palace for it, and the prince had been the last with it — while they had been together exchanging outfits. Prince Edward, once outside, upon realizing no one believes he is prince, wanders for some time until he is found by Tom's mother and father, who think he is Tom.
There, he makes his way until he reaches a hermit's hut. While the hermit is distracted, John Canty and his friends once again steal Edward. He has an abusive father and grandmother, a kind mother and sisters, and a pretty sad life. John and the Lord Hertford are to be his companions, to watch over him, and to remind him of what he is to do. Hey, he's a prince: he's used to it. Twain immediately begins to contrast the two boys: one is very poor and unwanted, and the other is very rich and very much desired. He is forced by his father to go out begging daily, and he is beaten severely if he returns empty-handed.