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Social Satire & Criticism of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Paper

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1) Identify and analyze ways in which Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a work of
social satire or criticism.
Mark Twain is good at combining humor and satire, relies on humorous and sharp language
to pinpoint the current disadvantages, and attacks the unreasonable social phenomena in
American society. The language does not only leave readers in laughter, but also makes them
feel the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie, the hypocrisy of religion, and the irrationality of society
(Seelye, Cardwell & Rasmussen 498). In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Mark Twain
expressed his thoughts, emotions, and opinions through the innocence of a child. For example, he
described the real feelings of children through protagonist Huck, especially the description of the
two thieves, Duke and King. Huck called the two thieves because they lead a life of elaborate
pranks and practical jokes, not, however, for fun, but for profit (Seelye, Cardwell & Rasmussen
22). The two set up a stage for everyone to watch a never-before-seen thrilling show. These
ridiculous descriptions are full of humorous sense, but on a closer scrutiny reveals that the funny
comedy contains rich ideas.

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2) Identify and analyze ways in which Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel of
education.
A typical novel of education is designed to activate learners and make them learn new things.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is designed to enrich readers with what is happening in
American society. First, it uncovers the reality of American society. The Civil War in the United
States also broke out with the abolition of the black slave system. Although the black slave
system was abolished after the end of the American Civil War, the social concept of racial
discrimination persisted (Seelye, Cardwell & Rasmussen 16). The unbridled existence also
continues to inspire people like Mark Twain to make unremitting efforts to pursue their dreams
and achieve freedom. Second, it exposes the tribulations experienced by slaves. In the American
literary world, some people once said that "Lincoln liberated black American slaves, but Mark
Twain liberated the language of American literature." The significance of this sentence is that
more people compare Mark Twain to the United States. The "Lincoln" in the literary world also
fully reflects his essential contribution and status to the American literary language community.
3) Identify and analyze ways in which Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a quest
novel.
A quest is a journey toward a specific mission or a goal. The whole novel is centered on the
first-person perspective and tells the adventure process of a white boy's pursuit of freedom. In
the process, Huckleberry Finn finally enabled Jim to be liberated and regained his liberty through
unremitting ability. Through this humorous and ironic language feature, Mark Twain promoted
his point of view to American society and the world, that blacks and whites are the same in the
world, including in the fields of human rights, survival, ideology, and politics (Wieck 23).

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Surname 1 Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Name Date Literature Analysis Part 1 1) Identify and analyze ways in which Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a work of social satire or criticism. Mark Twain is good at combining humor and satire, relies on humorous and sharp language to pinpoint the current disadvantages, and attacks the unreasonable social phenomena in American society. The language does not only leave readers in laughter, but also makes them feel the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie, the hypocrisy of religion, and the irrationality of society (Seelye, Cardwell & Rasmussen 498). In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Mark Twain expressed his thoughts, emotions, and opinions through the innocence of a child. For example, he described the real feelings of children through protagonist Huck, especially the description of the two thieves, Duke and King. Huck called the two thieves because they lead a life of elaborate pranks and practical jokes, not, however, for fun, but for profit (Seelye, Cardwell & Rasmussen 22). The two set up a stage for everyone to watch a never-before-seen thrilling show. These ridiculous descriptions are full of humorous sense, but on a closer scrutiny reveals that the funny comedy contains rich ideas. Surname 2 2) Identify and analyze ways in which Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel of education. A typical novel of education is designed to activate learners and make them learn new things. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is ...
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