Adventures Of Huckleberry Fin Satire Analysis

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Throughout literature, authors have used multiple different styles of writing to convey information and ideas to readers. One of these ways of expressing their thoughts is the use of satire. Satire is the use of humor, such as irony or exaggeration to denounce others' views and ways of life. One author who utilized this style of writing is Mark Twain in his novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Fin. In the novel, the text is littered with moments and events that poke fun at American social institutions. Twain uses satire in his writing to expose his own opinions of specific social institutions in American society. Great wealth has been a goal for individuals for thousands of years. This greed and desire for wealth that has been sought throughout time is shown in Adventures of Huckleberry Fin as a shameful and foolish act. One way Twain expresses this is in the form of Huck's father, Pap. Pap is clearly portrayed early on as an exaggerated depiction of an…show more content…
Jim was formally owned by a woman in Huck's town, Miss Watson, before he ran away and surprisingly ran into Huck as he was fleeing too. In their home town, Miss Watson was constantly trying to force her religion on to Huck. She followed the bible as any Christian would and bestowed its contents upon Huck, such as praying regularly (Twain 21). However, although she is considered to be a loyal follower of the bible, she did of course own Jim. Owning other humans as slaves goes against the bible, which means Miss Watson's teachings to Huck were hypocritical. A similar action takes near the end of the book, but this time with the Phelps family. This family too is very Catholic, but also own salves and lock Jim in a shed without a floor (Twain 246). Twain implemented this ironic factor to prove to readers that even those who follow a religion for the sake of doing what is "right," can also be vulnerable to mistakes as great as owning

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