To look at that person on the honor role, who’s the best athlete,has the newest car, and gets all the ladies. Or the person in art class whocontinually produces the best art work and ruins the grade curve for the restof us. Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a goodexample. Throughout his life Mark Twain continued to produce masterpiecewriting leaving no good example un-battered. A man who gets his dream job,and is despised by the whole town of just dreamers. A person who’sconvictions are stronger than his flesh. And a seemingly harmless man, whotells the story as it should be told and comes under the utter annoyance of thenarrator. Imperfect characterization played an , obvious, major role in hiswritings proving that few things annoyed him more than a good example.The pose that Twain takes to his characters that seem to bestriving for excellence is quite unique. In an excerpt from Life On TheMississippi Twain tells us of a man with a dream. As imperfection has it thisman’s dream did not come true. But his friend’s similar dream , however,did. The narrator tells us through a blanket of jealousy how this man wasperpetually annoying, and how, ‘there was nothing generous about this fellowand his greatness.’; Like many of Twain’s writings this excerpt shows us aman with convictions as he looks at a seemingly good example and puts itunder a different light.Convictions that shine through in what could quite possibly be arealistic situation (in Twain’s accounts of them) shimmer with imperfection.In a part of Roughing It Twain brings us to a camp of three men. Under theinclination that they are all about to die, these men start to ponder what theycould have done with the rest of their lives. They all end up making promisesto themselves that they fully believe they will not have to keep. Promises of,’reform’; and ‘examples to the rising generation.’; In what would seem to be asurreal end to a story of repenters continues on. These men find themselves ina comical situation and end up surviving. So what happens to the promisesthey never gave a thought to having to keep but for the few moments it takesa man to freeze to death in the dead cold of winter?