The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1142 Words Jul 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Foolishness and Hypocrisy
How can someone be so dedicated to something, but be so foolish and hypocritical about another thing that is directly related? In Mark Twain 's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are many criticisms of society during Twain 's time period. Those criticisms range from the foolishness of romanticism to racism to religion. Twain ridicules romanticism, racism and religion because of what they can do to people and to society. Many people in Huckleberry Finn 's life made exceptions when it came to their religion because of race. Twain is very judgmental of many of the institutions and situations that Huck encounters because he is confused about how these things can be justified.

"I don 't know. But that 's what they do. I 've seen it in books; and so of course that 's what we 've got to do" (Twain 19). Mark Twain mocked romanticist ideas through the character of Tom Sawyer. This character liked an adventure and he wanted to live out what he had read in books. Unlike Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn was a realist. Tom Sawyer liked to make things more complicated than they had to be, but Huckleberry liked to makes things as simple as possible. The two of them were day and night when it came to the ways that they thought and lived. "Well, if it ain 't just like you, Huck Finn. You can get up the infant-schooliest ways of going at a thing. Why hain 't you ever read any books at all? Whoever heard of getting a prisoner loose in such an old-maidy…

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