* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: What exactly is the protagonist? A lost man trying to make the best of a situation? Or a man without respect for traditions, culture and history, trying to transform England into the next (first, whatever) United States with a jingoist POV? Or both/none?
* UnfortunateImplications: Twain refers to a group of prisoners' stoic acceptance of their brutal treatment as being like "White Indians", the implication being that their fortitude is not due to any form of heroism but the brutal nature of their society which neither gives or expects mercy. His view of medieval peoples is similar to the patronising view of aboriginal peoples at the time, as being naive "childlike savages". Of course, this is mostly FairForItsDay.