Caricatures Examples In Huckleberry Finn

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In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, had plenty of caricatures. Caricatures are characteristics that are over exaggerated in order to create a comic or a grotesque. Mark Twain has written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with characters that have plenty caricatures, and one of the characters that was easy to spot out is Pap. The examples of pap’s caricatures are very disturbing, with nauseating alcoholism, unpleasant abuse to his son, and finally for inappropriate racism. The first example of pap’s caricatures is alcoholism, the first example in this book is “After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens” (26). Who drinks that much to have delirium tremens?…show more content…
The second example of pap’s caricatures is Abuse, example is “He catched me a couple of times and thrashed me, but I went to school just the same, and dodged him or outrun him most of the time” (23). When you have more issues than being addicted to alcohol, Pap should not have custody of Huck. Also, when you abuse you child when they go to school, that’s pretty awful. Pap’s caricature is pretty intense, Marks twains examples are spot on. Finally, Pap’s last caricature is the inappropriate racism; pap has too many things wrong with him. The example is the racism is “…But when they told me there was a state in this country where they’d let that nigger vote, I drawed out” (27). Pap has no reason to say that African Americans can’t vote, because he’s down south; where it is okay to have slaves. Mark Twain has put great examples throughout the book where he is racist. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, had plenty of caricatures. Pap was one of the characters that had caricatures that could be easily seen, throughout the book. The examples of pap’s caricatures are very disturbing, with nauseating alcoholism, unpleasant abuse to his son, and finally for inappropriate racism that was shown with quotes
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