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1 Discuss Twains use of satire in Huckleberry Finn Choose two of Twains targets and explain the satire directed toward each Mark Twain uses satire to show how the peoples rationale of slavery is not right Huck Finn grows up in an environment surrounded by people that teach him that blacks are not as good as whites They even go so far as to think that blacks arent even people like whites Jim helps and protects Huck during his journey One night on watch after the duke and king have joined them Jim doesnt wake Huck up for his part of watch and Huck says that this happened quite often Jim was looking out for Huck and taking his watch Then Huck talks about how Jim is crying for his family that he misses and he cant understand how Jim can care for his family like white people do He said it didnt seem natural So even though Huck is starting to see Jim as more of a person than before he still thinks that Jim is acting strangely for a black person Mark Twain also uses satire to show mans inhumanity to man The robbers on the Walter Scott thought that it would be better to leave the man to drown rather than just killing him outright They thought leaving him wasnt their fault and it was good morals These men have tried to rationalize in their own minds that leaving a man to die is not killing him just because they dont want to have the guilt and the blame on themselves This still doesnt mean what they are doing is right in anyway Also the Wilkes family and the townspeople are ready to accept the duke and the king readily but then they turn on them and are ready to lynch them within a week The people dont have proof to convict either of the sets of people claiming to be
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