Analysis Of The Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn ' By Mark Twain

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In a society, the majority of the people in the society greatly affects how the minority would act or think. The social pressure created from the majority group would cause the person to conform to the majority. This leads to a group of people to be afraid to think against society’s ideas, which is what Twain criticizes. Twain criticizes society by using satire, which is a literary technique that is used by many writers, it is the use of humor, irony, or exaggeration, to criticize or shame individuals or society in the context of an issue. Satire is a significant literary technique that is used in any written work because satire is a clever way that challenges popular ideas, forcing the audience to look at the ideas being addressed in a new point of view. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an example of work that integrates a large amount of satire to get his idea across. Huck Finn was written after the Civil War, making Twain’s main criticism, society’s views on African Americans and slavery, leading to the mistreatment of them by the large mass. Throughout the novel, the readers can see the mistreatment of the African Americans by the actions that are taken by the different characters we meet through Huck. The characters that the audience are introduced to first is the widow and Miss Watson. The widow is the definition of a “good” person during the time period that the novel took place in. She believed in God and took in an uncivilized boy, by society’s…

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