Essay about The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

1465 Words Jul 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a classic novel that is filled with criticisms of American Society. Throughout Huck and Jim 's travels, Twain uses his satirical writing style to mock many of the social institutions of that time. The author cleverly ridicules institutions through the hypocrisy of characters, actions, and humorous dialogue. Mark Twain 's wit and political agenda is clearly shown throughout the book. The specific institutions that are being targeted in the novel include the education system, religion, and family. Mark Twain uses his criticisms of these social institutions to contribute to the idea of the immorality of racism, the overall theme of the novel. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains numerous attacks on the education system in the form of humor. In the novel, the widow forces Huck to go to school everyday. While an education is essential, Mark Twain seems to jeer the system in the south, since it is obvious Huck does not seem to be learning the information he is taught correctly. "I had been to school most all the time and could spell and read and write just a little, and could say the multiplication table up to six times seven is thirty-five . . ." (Twain 25). The answer Huck was looking for was forty-two. Mark Twain was obviously criticizing, implying that the children are not being educated properly by showing that Huck does not know simple times tables. Throughout the novel, the overall attitude held by many characters…

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