Huckleberry Finn Satire

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a true American classic. Twain creates a tremendous story about a boy, Huck, and a slave, Jim, who together overcome obstacles, and eventually reaches their goals. Along the way, Twain satirizes the south on a wide scope of values. In this paper I will be covering how Mark Twain satirizes ?civilized? society, religion, and ignorance of the south in his classic novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn.

Twain wrote a lot about the south, most of it was to inform people, but at the same time satirizing it. Twain sees the south calling themselves civilized, but when really they are not. He is saying that people should be out and about, doing jobs or services for each other, and cleaning the place up, so it looks like a real civilized society, which the south was not doing. Twain describes how pathetic the town is, when they are pushing out Native Americans out of the way calling them uncivilized, when they them themselves think that they are civilized just because they live in a house. They are watching dogs on fire for entertainment, which is really sad, but somewhat funny.


The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Archetypes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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