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An Analysis of Mark Twain's Feelings Towards Southern Aristocracy in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Joe Bonini Mark Twains Feelings Towards Southern Aristocracy As Seen In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Samuel Clemens is credited with many great works One of these works is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn This book tells of a boy who is a mischief-maker but is basically very well mannered and turns out to be quite the moral human being Although he sometimes struggles with societys hold on him and what they have drilled into his head from day one about slaves and everything he winds up making the correct moral decisions for himself and his friend Jim Throughout the book Mark Twain through the innocent eyes of Huckleberry Finn pokes fun at southern aristocracy and puts it down in a very intelligent manner He doesnt come right out and say what he thinks about southern aristocracy he does it very gradually with comments throughout the text The way he does it people that have no clue what he is talking about will not understand that he is actually putting down southern aristocracy as it was in the time frame of the book Mark Twains feelings towards southern aristocracy are not very pleasant ones One could go as far as saying that he hated them because 1 He pokes fun at them throughout The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn and 2 He wrote a book that was totally against their mentality and still managed to have everyone like it He purposely made sure he did this through the innocent eyes of Huckleberry Finn One way Mark Twain shows how he feels about southern aristocracy is by poking fun at them throughout the entire book He has little comments scattered throughout the text that let the reader know if they understand it exactly how he himself feels about southern aristocracy Mark Twain does this in such a way as to not alienate his aristocratic readers but to keep them thinking about what
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