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Huck Finn The Birth of American Satire Making people a laughing-stock is a common occurrence in America Most people experience being made fun of in life Not many people would think of an author writing an entire story employing satire Mark Twain did write using satire not only for parts of his book but for almost all of it In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain entices his reader with many moments of satire Mark Twain reveals many of his satirical remarks about Romanticism in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn One of the first adventures for Huck includes the ship Walter Scott sinking which is hilarious once you know the inside joke The Romantic book Ivanhoe which was written by Walter Scott is ridiculed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain mocks Walter Scott by having a ship on the Mississippi River with the name Walter Scott sink Twain does this because he believes that Romantic books were written by hacks who knew little about the real world and nothing about the people in it Another time that Mark Twain ridicules Romantic books is when Jim a Negro slave escapes from his owners the Phelps Huck and Tom Sawyer help plan Jims escape Unlike the Romantic books that Tom reads Huck plans a simple escape Tom tells Huck that the only way for Jim to escape is the way it is done in Romantic books and it must be done that way Twain infers at this point that Romantic books were ridiculous and exaggerated Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn heavily mocks the belief of religion When the reader notices the irony of the Shepardsons and Grangerfords bringing guns into church while listening to a sermon about brotherly love he must naturally laugh The Shepardsons and Grangerfords have been feuding for over thirty years Neither of them knows when it started or why but they keep killing
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