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In Mark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn he develops the plot of the story alongside the adventures of Huck and Jim the main characters allowing him to discretely criticize society The two main characters both run from social injustice and both are distrustful of the civilization around them Huck is considered an uneducated backwards boy constantly under pressure to conform to the humanized surroundings of society Jim a slave is not even considered as a real person but rather he is seen as property As they run from civilization on the river they ponder the social injustices forced upon them when they are on land There are many times in the story when Twain shows these social injustices but there is no point more evident than when Huck and Jim have to make landfall This provides Twain with the chance to satirize the socially correct injustices that Huck and Jim encounter on land The satire that Twain uses to expose the hypocrisy racism greed and injustice of society develops along with the adventures that Huck and Jim have The ugly reflection of society we see should make us question the world we live in and only the journey down the river provides us with that chance Throughout the book we see the hypocrisy of society The first character we come across with that trait is Miss Watson She constantly corrects Huck for his unacceptable behavior but be does not understand why because Huck never bothers anyone about their behavior so why should they bother him Later when Miss Watson tries to teach Huck about Heaven he decides against trying to go there she was going to live so as to go the good place Well I couldnt see no advantage in going where she was going so I made up my mind I wouldnt try for it Twain 1237 The comments made by Huck clearly show Miss Watson
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