"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (locked)

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Can Someone please explain the purpose of this story..? I’m assuming since Mark Twain wrote it, the story goes deeper than life.

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Why should it necessarily have a purpose, other than to entertain, to spin a yarn.

Graham Greene notably drew a line between his “entertainments”, which were intended to be just that, and his “novels”, which he used to explore the mores and especially politics of the time. With regard to Mark Twain’s story, I think you may be looking for something which was never intended to be there.