How Does Mark Twain Use Satire In Huckleberry Finn

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Mark Twain uses satire to portray different issues that were going on during the time period. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, author Mark Twain uses Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer to represent romanticism and realism. Doing so formed the characters into two drastically different persons. Mark Twain uses satirical elements to contrast the two main characters in their personalities and views. Tom Sawyer is a child who is blinded with fictional literature and the worlds view on slaves. When Tom is in search for the robbers cave he decides to “start [a] band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s Gang” (Twain 19). Being so young, it is understandable for Tom to aspire to such literature. Such Books offer guidance to young boys such as tom, although they might not be the best influence. While books influence Tom he still sees African Americans as objects when devising a plan to free Jim, Tom just cares about the adventure that goes along with the plan (Twain 216). Tom is has grown up in a society where white people see blacks as object not people. While also being twelve years old he just isn’t that interested in the real plan of freeing Jim. Tom is a…show more content…
In the very first chapter, Huck reminds the reader that they were introduced to Tom Sawyer and himself in the previous novel stating that they were best friends (Twain 13). Although they may be friends the reader sees that they don’t always see eye to eye. Instead of finding new friends Huck chooses not to find another friend because he looks up to Tom. He desperately wants someone to look up to him thus he goes along with Tom’s ridiculous plans. At the end of the novel when Huck asks, “What would he do if the evasion worked all right?…he said he had planned in his head from the start” (Twain 275). From the beginning Huck follows Tom around, going along with his plans. Finally he sees that Tom could really care less about freeing
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