Satire Of Huck Finn

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Samuel L. Clemans, whose pen name is Mark Twain was one of American’s greatest writers who was known around the world for his works like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He is recognized as many to be one of the greatest American writers. I just finished one of his books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which I felt was a very moving book . The book is about a young boy (Huck Finn) whose father is and old drunken alcoholic. Twain satires alcoholism, which is mentioned through out this novel. When pap who constantly drinks and is violent with Huck, came home drunk and “ He cased me with a clasp knife and says he would kill me ”{mark 29). Because of the alcoholism, pap did not care about Huck, just his money, so he wouldn’t care to kill him, as he never knew what family meant. Many parts of the book satires racism. One time pap is walking through town and sees a black man all cleaned up walking the road to go vote, “ It was “ lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn’t too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they’d let a nigger vote, I drawed out. I says, “I’ll never vote again ”(mark 27). Pap thinks because a person is black that he shouldn’t have the right to vote and since one is, well he won’t ever again, but in reality he is a drunk and could care less about his vote counting, because he really doesn’t care about his country. The very first satirical scene happens after...

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