A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

by

Mark Twain

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M.T. Character Analysis

M.T. is the narrator who writes the first chapter and final postscript of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The narrator’s initials match Mark Twain’s name, suggesting that readers are meant to take the narrator as the book’s author. The novel opens with M.T. encountering Hank Morgan at Warwick Castle and eagerly reading the manuscript Hank hands him at their hotel later that night (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is a framed story, and the main story comes from Hank’s manuscript).
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M.T. Character Timeline in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

The timeline below shows where the character M.T. appears in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
A Word of Explanation
New World vs. Old World  Theme Icon
An unnamed narrator (identified in the postscript as M.T.) explains that he met a “curious stranger” (Hank Morgan) at Warwick Castle during a tour.... (full context)
New World vs. Old World  Theme Icon
As M.T. finishes reading, the stranger (Hank Morgan) knocks on his door. By way of introduction, he... (full context)
New World vs. Old World  Theme Icon
The stranger (Hank Morgan) says he is too tired to go on, but he gives M.T. a book with the story of his experiences. It’s written on parchment, and much of... (full context)
A Final P.S. by M.T.
Superiority, Power, and Authority Theme Icon
M.T. finishes reading as dawn is about to break. He finds the door to the stranger’s... (full context)