Conflicts In Society In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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In the 1800s there were many conflicts in society, a lot like today; Twain uses his writing and diction in Huck Finn to satirize and address the conflicts that occur during that time. The narrative The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is a book that by several authors have said all american literature comes from. Huck Finn goes through numerous problems with characters and conflicts that change what he thinks and how he views his morals. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there are frequent topics, conversations, and events that Twain uses to satirize the society conflicts including child abuse, romantic literature, greed, gullibility and racism; each making the reader stop to think about their own morals on the …show more content…
Twain uses the duke and dauphin to show the reader how gullible the society is. “Then the duke he lets the curtain down, and bows to the people… ‘What, is it over? Is that all?’” (Twain 153). The show they perform was not very long at all and the townspeople that paid and came to see it were angry and could not believe that they were ripped off like that. The con-men use these people to make lots of money really quickly. These men were only in it for the money; they did not even know what they were doing on the stage. “three thousand dollars in gold to Harvey and William, and told where the six thousand cash was hid, down cellar. So these two frauds said they’d go and fetch it up,” (Twain 167). They come along by some girls whose uncle had just died and they were going to be given a sum of money. Huck and Jim followed the con-men and saw what they were doing. Twain uses them to help Huck mature and understand his own personal morals. Huck has a major event that happens with them and it helps the reader see the good in Huck after going along with the crazy men for such a long time. “I says to myself, My mind’s made up; I’ll hive that money for them or bust” (Twain 177). Huck knows that the con-men are up to no good and he has put up with it for long enough. He has sympathy towards these young girls and knows what will happen if they have no family and no money. He has been there before and does not want to put anyone through it, especially these cute little girls. While the con-artists are there Twain uses them to grow Huck, to point out how people are greedy and in it for the money, but also that the society likes upper-class people and that is what they were going for with being “the duke and the

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