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Cynicism idiocracy facades are all words that come to ones mind as one reads The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain as he comments on the bitter commentary upon Man and his behavior Throughout the novel Twain speaks through Huckleberry Finn the protagonist of the novel The commentary is episodic and gives prime examples of how he feels about this Trust is something that one gains over a period of time As an exception to the rule Twain and consequently Huck trust individuals until given reason not to When Huckleberry Finn makes the commentary Next Sunday we all went to churchThe men took their guns along so did Buck and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall The Sheperdsons done the same Twain 109 Twain doesnt even feel safe in church which is ironic in itself The place where one would most commonly feel safe would be church but Twain doesnt even feel safe their With good reason when one comes to church to make a social appearance while carrying a gun safety becomes a factor Twain feels that the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons are products of their society Society has taught them to hate over petty issues that they cant even remember The novel comes to the conclusion that people are inherently good until they are introduced into society The mob mentality of society is also credited by Twain for the demise of people who live in it Colonel Sherburn remarks Why dont your juries hang murderers Because theyre afraid the mans friends will shoot them in the back in the dark-and its just what they would do 146 The angry group of people that make up the mob are just that an angry group of people They cant think on their own otherwise they wouldnt be in a mob When one lives in society one tends not to think for ones self This situation
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