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Hypocrisy In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain exposes his critical views on humanity through a series of events. Using satire, he reflects his analytic view on society. Twain describes humanity as hypocritical, racist and naive. He explores his pre civil war views through characters and events that expose the flaws in society. In chapters one to ten, there are many episodes of hypocrisy exhibited by characters such as Pap, Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas. Twain proves the contradictions between religious and social views through the hypocrisy of the characters. Miss Watson is a prime culprit, a holy Christian holding strong faith, while having a slave. Whom she treats cruelly as stated by Jim “ she pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough”. Twain uses the character Miss Watson to prove the contradictions between the values of religion and the rules of…show more content…
Huck mentions out of the ordinary ideas, such as “Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people.” He also states “Then she told me about the bad place, and I wished I was there….and she went on and told me all about the good place….I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and, she said, not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and me to be together." He was quite the reversal of society, Twain used his naive approach to mock the Southerners in their traditions and contradictions. Such as the truth of civilisation and the conflict between religion and society. Twain believed humanity was to jumbled up between religion and society traditions or as referred in the novel as the “books”. Mark Twain exposes the vices of humanity through irony and wit. He uses the characters to represent the hypocrisy and flaws in society. Twain describes humanity to be mixed up between religion, society and traditional
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