Hypocrisy In Huckleberry Finn

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Humor Uses of Hypocrisy in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn” (Ulin, par. 3), pronounced by Hemingway. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn also uses a view of a teenager but mature than The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a sequel. Since the main character, Huck, grew up, his experiences focused more on the real world and the society. This novel reflects problems on civilization and freedom, the hypocritical society, and slavery and races with Mark Twain’s famous humor.
a. Civilization and Freedom
The theme of civilization and freedom was throughout this book, especially expressed by the main characters Huck and Jim. Huck escaped from his drunkard pap, and he
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The real world Huck experienced on the way down the Mississippi river was not authentic and free as he thought. The two most deceitful characters were the European duke and king, who were actually con man, but the naive Jim truly believed in them and respected them. The duke and the king used their frauds to get money, and even the valuable heritage of strangers. Huck well knew that they were only cheats, but he allowed their presumptuous due to their noble name. There was no benefit if you contradict a nominal powerful people than you, especially Huck as a kid. I believe the tale of the duke and the king reached the climax of the hypocrisy in this book, especially when Huck stole the heritage money from them and one of them speculated, “[D]o you reckon a nigger can run across money and not borrow some of it?” (Twain 134). The humor was not only the thieves crying stop the thief but also had racial …show more content…
Anyway, Jim was freed at the end of the story, but it was not pleasant to the readers. Because of the irony of Jim, the already freed slave, struggled for searching freedom, and Huck escaped difficultly from his already died pap; moreover, the truth hid in the nearest person beside them. This is how Paul Lynch evaluated Tom’s trick: "Our dudgeon over Tom 's treatment of Huck and especially of Jim during the evasion is more a reflection of our contemporary sensibility than a response to authorial signals that Twain sends[….] Mark Twain comes across as entirely tolerant of Tom 's outrageousness-appreciative of it, even" (Lynch 34). Although Jim was not a slave anymore, Tom still saw him with the eye on a slave, and Jim could not get rid of the social position as a black

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