Hypocrisy Of Mark Twain

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One of the most known historic writers in American history is, 19th century author, Mark Twain. Born as Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain was friends with critics, presidents, and artist from all around the world. His humorist personality and love for mischief seeped throughout his writing. Most known for his young adult novels including, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, his boyish nature made Americans all around the nation fall in love. Mark Twain used his writing as a bridge between what society saw and what was really going on, although many adored him, there was a considerable amount of controversy within his writing. In his early childhood he lived in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, where slavery at …show more content…
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain fills the fiction novel with satire about controversial topics that he might not been able to say in public. That is why so many people fell in love with him, he gave the truth and mocked the standards that no one liked to follow but does to fit in society. Mark Twain illustrates the real hypocrisy of the societal morals of the time. A white person is a good person if they go to church, care for their families, and do "good" things for one another. "It warn 't the grounding -- that didn 't keep us back but a little. We blowed out a cylinder-head." "Good gracious! anybody hurt?" "No 'm. Killed a nigger.""Well, it 's lucky; because sometimes people do get hurt”( Twain, 1986). The reality of the time is that “colored” people did not matter, when Huck tells Aunt Sally about the steamboat incident she completely disregards the life of the man that dies. Aunt Sally goes on to tell a story about a white man who was killed in the same way and completely ignores the death of the black man. Although the humor isn 't there, the satire is, Mark Twain emphasises the idea of the separation between the races. It was a feeling that most Americans had toward people of different races. Slaves were not considered people and had no rights, when Aunt sally says this Mark Twain is using her as the views of all the American …show more content…
Known primarily for his novels of boyhood around the mississippi river, he has impacted lives of readers for over 200 years and will continue to be an American favorite for years to come. He is very well known and makes other writers not look as well. Twain have a very distinguish style of writing, and best known for his use of his irreverent, biting social satire, and realism of place and languages. Twain use jokes and get his point across very well during his lectures. His search for the truth in every situation, is satire and his humor are foundations of his writing. He has been a reference for American writers throughout history and will continue to be an everlasting hope for those trying to impact through literature. Although he wished to have a more serious view on life in the South, he managed to do so quite impressively. For Mark Twain, his legacy forever stands on his unbreakable humor and outstanding understanding of human

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