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Q The dominance of Hucks adventures down the Mississippi River detracts from the impact of Twains social criticisms Do you agree Twains social criticisms are not hampered by the dominance of Hucks adventures most of the time The adventures are not the childish adventures that Twain used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer but they are a series of episodes that each target a different aspect of Southern society and ridicule it in some way Huck experiences different types of adventures some of which are innocent and childish and some of which are serious and life-threatening However each adventure whether directly or indirectly contains and element of satire of Southern culture Hucks straightforward and unassuming style of narrating the adventures makes the impact of Twains social criticisms even greater By using Huck as the narrator Twain presents the issues through Hucks eyes and since Huck is an outsider to Southern society he can look into it and question its morality However in the last section of the novel the adventures become excessively childish and much of the impact that Twain has built up through the novel is lost for the novel turns into a meaningless comedy rather than a satire Throughout the book the nature of Hucks adventures changes and in each the method Twain uses to ridicule society is either direct or indirect At the beginning of the novel the style of adventure is childish and innocent This is largely due to the inclusion of Tom who insists on having romantic adventures The style of satire in the first set of chapters is quite indirect but it easily noticed From the first few chapters we begin to see the fundamental differences between Huck and Tom One of the first adventures that Huck takes part in is when he joins Tom Sawyers gang which was meant to do nothing only robbery and murder pg 57 Huck looks up to Tom and has a
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