Why Does Mark Twain Use Satire

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Many people utilize satire to get a message across, using exaggerations and irony as a tool for humor. Throughout Huck’s adventures, Mark Twain uses satire to mock society in America. The people he encounters and the events he engages in are designed to poke fun at American people. Huck’s superstitions are a way of satirizing religion and how quickly he goes from prayer to superstitions. Twain also satirizes racism throughout Huck’s adventures and shows an excessive use of the word “nigger,” showing how racist the characters are. Pap’s rant in chapter 6 is a good example of the southern white male stereotype. This satirizes not only racism but also hypocrisy. Pap criticizes laziness, while he asks Huck for money and sits idle and drunk all
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