Examples Of Satire In Huckleberry Finn

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Satirical Essay of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
One of the many themes of satire in the classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the theme of slavery or racism. Mark Twain had a great eye for humor, especially the humor of satire. Focusing on the concept of slavery specifically, nearly the entire story is a single continuous satirical joke. Looking at the basics you could say Jim’s journey to the north is in a way satirical as a slave moving south so that he can get north. This abnormal behavior is obviously an attempt at humor though whether it was a success or not is up to the reader. In my opinion however it was masterfully done, much like the rest of the story. Mark Twain’s amazingly well written classic The Adventures of Huckleberry …show more content…

Such as in "Baby Got Black," season 12, episode 18 of the popular TV show Family Guy. To begin with the prank call one of the only black guys in the show, a mere two minutes and eighteen seconds in. The prank call is about his dead wife supposedly faking her death because the IRS was after her, implying that she has money issues. Then later on Chris bring home his new, black girlfriend and his mom feels the need to say she voted for Barrack Obama once, assuming that because they’re both black this girl (her name is Pam) will care and like her more because of it. Chris’s dad Peter takes him aside and Chris immediately assumes his dad is going to get mad at him because his first girlfriend is a black girl when he just wanted to tell him he’s impressed his son found a girl who isn’t fatter than he is. Still not something to tell your son when you meet his first girlfriend but it’s not as bad as it could have been. However, we do see another instance of racism when the girl’s father Tyrone tells Peter he won’t allow his daughter to date a white boy. He defends his demand by saying “Black people can’t be racist. We can be way sexist but we can’t be racist.” They then go on to have dinner and when Tyrone gets offended Peter starts up a song and dance routine where he gives all these reasons black people should “thank the whites not God”. This single episode from this single TV show has a powerful message much like this book

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