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One name from American Literature that probably all school children know is Mark Twain Along with that one book from American Literature that probably all school children have heard about is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Truly The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a marvel of its own time and is still a great classic today as it illustrates for its reader the pre-civil war South far beyond anything one could imagine The book itself makes such great use of satire and humor and criticism to make Mark Twains opinions known and paint a surprisingly accurate picture of the South In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain satirizes and criticizes societies and customs of the southern pre-civil war towns lining the banks of the great Mississippi River Mark Twain uses his masterful ways of satire to voice his opinions upon the societies especially in satirizing the judicial system which he does so passionately in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain humorously shows how lenient and sometimes ignorant the court systems can be and how the law enforcement cannot deal with actual crimes Law enforcement does nothing about drunkards like Hucks father and the court system hardly punishes him for his crimes Judge Thatcher himself even tries to turn Pap into a sivilized man and gives him no clothes and a hot meal and a place to stay as punishment Hamilton pg 198-204 Twains main focus through the book is the satirization and ciriticism of prejudice and intolerance Whites and African Americans are the main two groups contrasted in the novel Throughout the novel Twain portrays Caucasians as a more educated group that is higher in society compared to the African Americans portrayed in the novel The cardinal way that Twain portrays African Americans as obsequious is through the colloquy that he assigns them Their dialogue is composed of nothing but broken English One example in the novel is this except from
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