Satire In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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No matter how advanced people in a society believe to be in comparison to what has come before -- flaws are always present in a society, particularly in the Antebellum South. Not surprisingly, the use of satire figures in literature is intended to shed light on a writer 's’ opinions regarding a corrupt society. The use of such ridicule characters is perfectly epitomized in Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In this composition, Twain exposes the shortcomings and faults of society through certain aspects of society during . Known as one of the Great American Novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a satirical novel about a young boy trying to make sense of the confusing world he lives in. The novel is told through…show more content…
People will put others of seemingly higher importance on a pedestal although they are no more special than they are themselves, some go as far as to assist those perceived as better, even to their own detriment. Huck and Jim immediately place two con-men they had met who claimed to to be a duke and a king, on a pedestal and Jim “stood around and waited on him”, “and says ‘will yo’ Grace have some o’ dis, or some o’ dat?” (Twain pg.198). Because of their claim of higher status, Huck and Jim are feeling compelled to give them their deserved respect due to their status, when in reality they deserve none, being “low down humbugs and frauds” , as well as their behavior and attitude being as far from noble as you can get (Twain pg.194). This humor demonstrates Twain’s belief that “nobles” in society are in reality just like everyone else and do not deserve the special treatment they get, simply being normal people. Another example of this occurring and on a much greater scale is in a rivertown. The King claims to be a pirate, who was robbed and it
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