Examples Of Romanticism In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The Horrific Vision of Twain 's Idea of American Society ?Lord Byron, a famous British poet, once said, "Fools are my theme, let satire be my song". Mark Twain, the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a prominent figure for the use of satire to depict the wrongs in American society in his works of writing. Specifically, in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain jabbed at various aspects of America 's social life in the 1800 's. In this novel, Twain was able to successfully display his criticisms with mockery and contribute to the overall theme of the story – that America was in need of drastic change. Some of the facets Mark Twain satirized were the legal system, romanticism, religion, and slavery in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.…show more content…
This too is shown through Huck Finn with several hysterical scenarios. At the very beginning of the novel, Tom Sawyer sought to create a group that would rob and kill strangers on every day except Sunday, because it is a holy day. There are three young boys plotting to murder and rob other citizens without any sort of foundation for a plan. "Don 't I tell you it 's in the books? Do you want to go doing different from what 's in the books, and get things all muddled up?" (Twain 19). The basis of Tom 's plan for robbery and murder is all based on…show more content…
Miss Watson is the prime example Twain used to denounceChristianity and moral beliefs within the society with humor.She is supposed to be the "good Christian woman" who is full of purity. Yet, she owns Jim as a slave. Despite being a Christian, Miss Watson goes against moralities within the religion to own a slave. Not only this, but Miss Watson also lies to Jim about not being sold. "She awluz said she wouldn ' sell me down to Orleans...en I hear the old missus tell de wider she gwyne to sell me down to Orleans" (Twain 54). Lying is one of the biggest sins you could make as a Christian, yet Miss Watson still lied straight to Jim 's face. ?The ironic (and perhaps sad) reality of this situation is that the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is how religion worked in the society, which is why Twain satirized it. In the society, there was blatant yet silently accepted ignorance to morals based on Christianity. Twain successfully added humor to the laughable scene in the book to show the absurd reality of how religion truly worked within the society and how hypocritical the religious peoples

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