The first social class Twain criticized was gangs. He seemed to be making fun of gangs in the way of small-unorganized gangs that talk like they are powerful, but do not do much harm at all. For example, Tom tries to seem intimidating with the explanation of their job. "We stop stages and carriages on the road, with masks on, and kill the people and take their watches and money," (Twain 18). Then, when time goes on, the truth is Tom lies just to seem powerful. "He said there were hundreds of soldiers there, and elephants and treasure, and so on, but we had enemies which he called magicians, and they had turned the whole thing into an infant Sunday school, just out of spite," (Twain 24). We learn that the gang was just a joke, by this quote from Huck Finn: "We hadn 't robbed nobody, hadn 't killed any people, but only just pretended," (Twain 22).
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... how the moral thing to do comes over what people tell you to do.
In the novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, he uses Satire to criticize gangs, aristocratic families, and slavery. Huck Finn came across these different social institutions on his adventure. His criticizing teaches us the bad things in each social institution. With gangs, it would be better Tom Sawyer bring all his friends together to help the community, rather than rob people. It was just a waste of their time. The feuding of the aristocrat family caused unnecessary deaths. Finally, his criticism of slavery shows how Huck realizes the moral thing of helping Jim is more important than the bad things people have told him about African Americans. Lastly, using humor, Twain taught us many lessons about the right thing to do, and the problems with bad and immoral social institutions.
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