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Examples Of Hypocrisy In Huckleberry Finn

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Hypocricy and Blind Faith Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn took place in the eighteen hundreds when religion and reputation were dominant in peoples everyday lives. It was very rare for someone to believe something different than everyone else. In Twain 's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer and Huck appear to be very different, but their actions, descriptions, and dialogue bring them together to symbolize society in order to show the blind conformity and hypocrisy that humans often display. Through Huck’s fluctuating beliefs he shows how often humanity exhibits hypocrisy without even realizing it. When Miss Watson had taken Huck in she had wanted him to become more respectable, she wanted to make sure he knew what was right and…show more content…
In this Southern society hypocrisy lies underneath religion and reputation, Huck and Tom just happened to point it out. When Miss Watson was explaining to Huck all about hell and how it was so bad he told her that he “wished {he} was there” (twain 10) she was so shocked and devastated because how horrible it was. This just shows hypocrisy because Miss Watson is explaining all about the bad place, that only the worst people go there and how terrible it is meanwhile she is enslaving innocent people. Huck also reveals hypocrisy when Miss Watson was telling him all about the need for prayer and how important it is in society and he asks why should he believe it and all she could say was that “its in the books” (Twain 17). This demonstrates how Miss Watson is trying to stain religion on huck even though she does not fully understand it herself. Huck and Tom clearly demonstrate some of humanitys fault in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain uses diction, dialouge, and characterization to symbolize society through Tom and Huck in order to show the Hypocricy and Blind comformity in an everyday society. Ultimately Huck and Tom illustrated how hypocritical and irrational beliefs were in the eighteen
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