Analysis of Mark Twain and Social Criticism in ?Huckleberry Finn? and ?Tom Sawyer?
In Mark Twain?s two major works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he develops and displays humor by concealing such humor within deeper, darker modes, ultimately producing a satire of the region in which he lived.
Examined within this paper are the methods that Twain uses to conceal his satire within the above two novels. The majority of his points are made using humor, but he also takes advantage of the use of southwestern dialect and Huck Finn?s childlike innocence. Much of the content of the two novels involves the region in which Twain lived as well as certain places or events in his lifetime. The aspects of his past that lead to his writing style as well as his life on the Mississippi is discussed as far as is relevant to support the thesis.
The information gathered to research the satirical aspect of Twain?s writing is primarily in the form of books. The research revealed his novels were deeply influenced by Twain?s past. His nature causes him to write in the manner he does. In his
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