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In Mark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain develops the plot into Huck andJims adventures allowing him to weave in his criticism of society The two main characters Huckand Jim both run from social injustice and both are distrustful of the civilization around themHuck is considered an uneducated backwards boy constantly under pressure to conform to thehumanized surroundings of society Jim a slave is not even considered as a real person but asproperty As they run from civilization and are on the river they ponder the social injustices forcedupon them when they are on land These social injustices are even more evident when Huck andJim have to make landfall and this provides Twain with the chance to satirize the socially correctinjustices that Huck and Jim encounter on land The satire that Twain uses to expose thehypocrisy racism greed and injustice of society develops along with the adventures that Huckand Jim have The ugly reflection of society we see should make us question the world we live inand only the journey down the river provides us with that chance Throughout the book we see thehypocrisy of society The first character we come across with that trait is Miss Watson MissWatson constantly corrects Huck for his unacceptable behavior but Huck doesnt understandwhy That is just the way with some people They get down on a thing when they dont knownothing about it 2 Later when Miss Watson tries to teach Huck about Heaven he decidesagainst trying to go there she was going to live so as to go the good place Well I couldnt seeno advantage in going where she was going so I made up my mind I wouldnt try for it 3 Thecomments made by Huck clearly show Miss Watson as a hypocrite scolding Huck for wanting tosmoke and then using snuff herself and firmly believing that she would be in heaven When Huckencounters the Grangerfords and Shepardsons Huck describes Colonel Grangerford as
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