Examples Of Satire In Huckleberry Finn

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The more that someone analyzes and object or situation, the more flaws will be revealed to them because nothing on Earth is perfect. Satire is commonly used technique in the American society as it allows individuals to expose the flaws of a topic in a humorous manner. In Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Twain incorporates satire to point out the flaws within the world as he knew it. Though his characterization of the Duke and the King and the description of their various schemes, Twain forces the audience to face the fact that the American society as a whole is easily convinced of anything. In addition, the first person perspective of Huck’s thoughts and decision making process allows Twain to reveal the general moral …show more content…

Throughout “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, a multitude of individual including Huck are fooled into believing something that is told to them. The main grouping of these cases are because of the schemes of the Duke and the King. Twain characterizes these individuals greedy and resourceful people who take advantage of their surroundings for their own personal gain. During their swindles, the Duke and the King take advantage of the ignorance and gullibility of Huck and the people in the small town along the river. In one of their tricks, the Duke and the King attempt to put on a reenactment of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet’s Soliloquy” which is “the most celebrated thing in Shakespeare”(Twain 135) and begin to rehearse for the play by simply reciting the lines from their own memory. Huck and the people of the small towns along the river are unable to detect that the duke and the king are simply making up words and calling it Romeo and Juliet and …show more content…

In the beginning of the novel when Twain is still introducing Huck, he quickly develops Huck as a young and uneducated boy who has not been civilized. While he is being lectured by Miss Watson about her religion and going to heaven, Huck decides that he “couldn’t see no advantage in going where she was going” and that he concluded that he “wouldn’t try for it” (Twain 3). As a young and uneducated boy, Huck has not decided for himself what is right and wrong. He simply does not like Miss Watson and so he decides he does not want to go to heaven with her. This battle between deciding what is right and wrong for himself is continuously a struggle for Huck throughout the entire novel. This struggle reaches a climax once Jim has been recaptured and forced to become a slave once again. Though Twain’s description of Huck’s thoughts, it is revealed the Huck feels pressured by the stereotypical perception of runaway slaves and the people that help the slaves escape. These stereotypical views confuses Huck into believing that helping Jim is a sin; however, he ultimately decides to help Jim even if it causes himself to “go to hell” (Twain 214). Huck decides to go against what the rest of society would believe would be a sin. However, he is doing the

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