How Does Twain Use Dramatic Irony In Huck Finn

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In the 19th chapter of the book, Huck describes the river in great detail. For example, “ ...was about knee deep, and watched the daylight come. Not a sound, anywheres-perfectly still…”(Twain 138). In addition, he uses the sense of touch and sight. Twain uses great amount of imagery to make us imagine what Huck is seeing through his eyes. Duke claims to have many practices which might mean that he isn 't really committed to one job. Dauphine claims to be the prince of France. “...didn 't take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes, at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds. But I never said nothing…”(Twain 147). He satires that nobody dares to confront people who are making false claim. For example, nobody…show more content…
In the 26th chapter of the book, Huck and the reader know that the con-characters aren 't actually the Wilks ' missing uncle. When the con- men meet the family, the family weeps over them because they believe they are actually family. This is dramatic irony, because the family 's and the reader’s perception of the duke are very different. The white people justified slavery in America by stating that blacks did not love their family like white person can whites implying that blacks don 't have deep feelings like the whites.For example, Twain uses Jim and Pap to make his point. In addition, Pap is Huck 's real white father, but he is worst alcoholic fathers anyone can ever have. Pap is replaced by Jim, who is black, and is a better fatherly figure to Huck than Pap. Jim loves Huck and shows it by providing shelter, food, love, and friendship. Things that Pap never considered to give to Huck. 4. Huck develops and matures throughout this novel. At the beginning, he is unsure of his opinions on matters, and is afraid to break the status quo of slavery. Soon enough, he has matured enough to be able to question the morality of the acts of the duke and king. Moreover, he has grown to realize that the duke and king are…show more content…
King and Duke’s tricks are constantly portrayed as deceiving, and stay at the same level of harm to others. Their attitudes never change. They don 't to not feel guilty for their actions. In this way, the duke and the king and Huck and Jim are different. Huck and Jim develop overtime. They develop many traits- their friendship, bravery, and their strong sense of morals. The duke and king are flat characters and Huck and Jim both have traits to their characters. 2. Huck thinks of his decision to help Jim escape slavery as a bad and wicked idea.Twain intended Huck 's decision to be ironic. It is ironic because we, as the readers know that Huck is actually doing the right thing in freeing Jim and that slavery is a wrong act. Huck 's maturity progresses throughout the novel to this moment. At the beginning of the novel, he thought that nothing was wrong with slavery and it was okay to own slaves , but he has grown morally to oppose slavery and be willing to risk his own life for a black man who has protected him. 3.When the duke and the king sell Jim, that shows how bad they are and how they have the ability to cruelly take advantage of every situation they are in. By betraying people, they have lived with in the process. This event advances Huck 's moral conflict even further. He has to decide to see Miss Watson, or complete help Jim to safety. In addition, Huck makes the right decision to help Jim , which ultimately develops

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