The Satire Of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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The satire of a story points out the flaws in something. A person might find satire in the government, schools, philosophy, politics, and society. Satire may also be funny, sad, or critical. In all of Mark Twain’s books he uses satire because he was a humorist. When Twain uses satire, he means for it to be funny. In the story The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain, Twain constantly uses satire to point out the flaws in society and in people. Right off the bat within the first few pages of the story, Twain gives the reader the first satire. The first satire has to do with Miss Watson, who is the widow’s sister. The widow is the woman who took in Huckleberry Finn. This is satire because Miss Watson is a very religious woman. She followed her faith very closely and was very admit about Huck Finn at least trying to follow the rules of her faith. Miss Watson soon becomes the satire to Twain when the reader finds out that Miss Watson owns a black person or in the book they are referred to as Niggers. Miss Watson’s nigger is named Jim. This is satire because the Bible says that everyone was created equally and so it makes no sense for a faithful woman to own a person and for her to think that Jim is below her. The Bible talks about slavery being ok, but masters or owners of slaves were told to treat the slaves better than themselves and to treat slaves like brothers. Jim talks about Miss Watson treating him badly “Ole missus- dat’s Miss Watson- she pecks on me all de time, en…

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