Huck Finn Understatement Analysis

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Understatement is used by both authors to make the readers feel an emotion. In the novel by Mark Twain, after encountering Tom's aunt, Miss Sally, Huck explains how the cylinder head exploded and states that, “No’m. Killed a nigger.” (221) Although Huck unexpectedly helped Jim with his escape at the beginning of the novel which lead the readers to believe he’s different from the southern society, he continues to treat black people as though they are nothing. Once the readers read that, they are in shock because after all Jim and Huck have been through, Huck makes it sound as though Jim does not matter due to him being black.This makes the readers feel as though there’s no hope for change within the people from the southern society. He says
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