Mark Twain Essays Satire

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is a great example of a satire that Twain uses to mock different aspects of the society.

The novel is filled with wild adventures encountered by the two main character, Huckleberry Finn, an unruly young boy, and Jim, a black runaway slave.

Twain writes, “Some think old Finn done it himself… most everybody thought it at first.

He’ll never know how nigh he come to getting lynched.

Throughout the novel, Twain uses Huck to satirize the religious hypocrisy, white society’s stereotypes, and superstitions both to amuse the reader and to make the reader aware of the social ills of that present time.

One of the main victims of Twain’s satire is Religion.

She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it.” (Twain 10) Twain uses this to mock Christian beliefs.

After praying and getting nothing out of it, Huck seems to conclude that there is no point in praying to God if nothing is gained from it.


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