The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain criticizes a “sivilized” society, by depicting those who are considered “civilized” to be deceiving. Huckleberry Finn, also referred to as Huck, is the protagonist and the narrator of the story. He is influenced by many, but makes decisions that contradict societal norms. As the story develops, Twain employs dramatic, situational, and cosmic irony, as Huck overcomes difficult situations throughout his journey with Jim; a slave.
As Huck and Jim go down the Mississippi River, to get away from St. Petersburg, they separate after a ship was close to crashing their raft. Huck tries to find Jim, but encounters the Grangerfords. The Grangerfords are a family who accepted Huck into their household. Buck Grangerford, one of the sons, forms a special bond with Huck when they first meet. Incidentally, the Grangerfords have had a feud with the Shepherdsons for over 30 years. It’s dramatically ironic that the families’ kindness is overshadowed with violence contributing to the long lasting feud. Buck admits, “Well, if they’d ‘a’ ben some, [Sheph...
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