Social Lampoon(Satires In Huck Finn)
The journey taken by two friends is rarely thought of as anything more than just an exploit. Huck, the main character, is considered an uneducated boy who is constantly under pressure to conform to the ?civilized? aspects of society. Then there is Jim, who accompanies Huck and is a runaway slave seeking freedom from the world that has denied it to him for so long. However, Mark Twain uses his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to reveal and poke fun of many problems facing American society. Satire, which is irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity, is the key tool in which he demonstrates many of the problems that plague civilization today.
In the beginning of the story, Huck sneaks away from his home to play with Tom Sawyer and his friends. The boys start a gang and Tom Sawyer decides that every one in the gang must take an oath. ?Now we?ll start this bang of robbers and call it the Tom Sawyer?s Gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood? (15). Through these words Twain is depicting society?s fascination
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