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In the mid- 1800s the United States was deeply entrenched in a battle between North and South urban life versus small town life aristocrats versus the common man man versus women and modern ideologies with ideologies long begotten Mark Twain decided to set his piece of great American literature The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in this time period On the outside the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn reads like a humorous book about the antics of two children and their crazy adventures But if you get to the heart of it Twain did not just write this book to be jocular or to appease people he wrote this book as a satire and critical analysis of Western life during his life and the periods preceding his life Twain comments on the views that society generally expresses In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Twain explicitly satirizes and comments on religion peoples greed and racism Huckleberry Finn is a backward hick from Missouri but if he is one thing it is kind hearted and moral Huckleberry is a foil to many of the characters of the book because Huck even though he has a sizable fortune does not need the money to live Huck has six thousand dollars and runs away without a penny to his name This quality is inherently different than Huckleberrys father Pa who wants to visit Huck for the sole purpose of ill-using Huck for his money Hucks father is an alcoholic drunkard who is as ignorant and boorish as man come I haint heard nothing but about you bein rich I heard about it away down the river too Thats why I come You git me that money tomorrow - I want it 21 Hucks father does not even try to hide the fact he is arrived in town for the sole purpose of squandering Hucks findings that is how much greed he possesses The Duck and
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