Huckleberry Finn Argumentative Essay

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BODY ¶ MAIN IDEA/TOPIC (1st Sentence) In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Mark Twain uses satire to mock slavery in America.

1st Statement Supporting Main Idea (2nd Sentence) Twain argues through “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” that civilization actually corrupts, and slavery racism are used as an example to prove that point.

Proof for 1st Statement (3rd Sentence):A. Huck Finn is a child who lived on the lowest rungs of society. He resisted any attempts to indoctrinate him with social values. It if for this reason that he is the perfect main character for this story.
b. Due to the fact that Huck resists the norms of society he has no biases. An example of this would be that he
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Jim is a morally upstanding individual. It would be understandable if Jim hated all white people due to his enslavement. However, he is even willing to sacrifice his freedom for a young white boy. Jim demonstrates a level of upstanding morality that is rarely achieved by any of the other characters in the story.

3rd Statement Supporting Main Idea The character Tom Sawyer is a foil to Huck and is meant to represent the type of societal conformity that made slavery possible.

Proof for 3rd Statement: A. In literature the best way to demonstrate the true nature of a character is to give them a foil.
b. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer is used as a foil for Huck.
c. Tom is a perfect contrast to Huck. While Huck tries to escape from society, Tom represents most of society’s values. He goes to school, reads adventure stories, goes to church, and is driven by Southern, Christian values (PinkMonkey.com).
d. When reading Tom’s interactions with Huck we are truly able to see how different Huck is from someone who has conformed to society.

Conclusion Sentence “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” satires slavery in the south by showing the reader the perspective of a character who eventually doesn't believe in racial superiority because his opinion is not muddled by societal
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