The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1463 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
What is hypocrisy? Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one 's own behavior does not conform. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written years after the civil war, but was set and took place during the Antebellum. Religion was essential to living a healthy life because it acted as a guide and was a source of hope to many during this time period. Numerous characters within the story base there life on the ideals of Christianity and try to force it on others, but in reality they don’t practice it. Although, Huck Finn was more of a rational character with better judgement that the others. Mark Twain is known as an exceptional author who uses satire to criticize many aspects of life within his stories, such as religion hypocrisy. Twain intended to show how those who portray themselves as true Christians go against the true ideals by using the experiences and adventures of the main characters in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck had a disappointing childhood led by an alcoholic father, Pap. Huck was later taken in the hands of Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas who were very religious and faithful people, but look to correct the way others live. Miss Watson believed in the idea of Heaven and was one who would pray to try to get her way in that would show her faithfulness. Huck summarized Miss Watson 's advice about praying saying, “She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it. But it warn 't so. I tried…

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