Satire In Huckleberry Finn

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Journal #1 Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is full of satire. Satire is the use of humor or irony to expose people’s stupidity. Huckleberry Finn’s father, Pap, is a very satirical character. Pap is a drunk that often beats Huck, he is very abusive and does not see the amount of privilege he has as a white man. He uses very colloquial language laced with swears to insult everyone and everything. In chapter 6 while he is in the log cabin he gets drunk and begins to rant about the government and how they have allowed a state to allow free black men to vote. Pap responds to this by saying, “... but when they told me there was a state in this country where they’d let that n***** vote, I drawed out. I says I’ll never vote ag’in,” (27). Pap was unlike this man he was mad at, Pap could neither read nor speak multiple languages. Swiftly after this speech on voting as a privilege, Twain made Pap trip and fall, be injured, then have hallucinations, and then attempt to stab his son, Huck. Through this Twain was trying to satirize white men, in general, who were upset that other people could do what they did. Journal #2 During chapters 4, 6, 7, and 8, Twain is trying to show how Huck is a problem solver, someone to tells the truth, and a smart young boy. Twain does…show more content…
Their bond would not have occurred as quickly on the mainland as it did on the river. This is because of the stereotypes of a relationship between a white boy/man and a slave. On the river there is no judgment of who they are, Huck treats Jim as a human and gives him respect while Jim is thankful and respectful towards Huck because of his willingness to help him escape slavery. In some ways, Jim has become a father figure to Huck in his life. Huck’s father Pap is a drunk and overall terrible human, while Jim is a respectful man who does not try to steal Huck’s money and just wants
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