"Spelling and Pictures" mark twain dialog. Scene Literature
According to Mark Twain, spelling in print magazines only benefit an elitist few who have grown fond of the old form, but serve to impede the functionality of the language, so that it fails to fulfill its primary duty to communicate ideas and emotions. Therefore language should be simplified in favor of the broader audience, and that the grotesque old form concerned with downright ridiculous and redundant words be done away with.The nearly care free develop of our dialog in part masks the severity of our concern being attended to. All because its self-appointed “keepers” have grown so fond of the old form, language in print media was failing as an effective tool for communication. Twain mockingly tags the existing kind a family group malignancy, which demonstrates the absurdity of retaining something that triggers hurt for the health of sentimental valuation. If the proverbial one percent represented by the minority of the readership/authors persist in their selfishness, but he points out that the future of the medium and the access of the people to information are both at stake, and that both are in peril of being lost. Twain gives an ultimatum by stating his intentions clearly by the end of his essay: either we cling to tradition or perish. Alternatively, we move where the tide of change leads.