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Esmeralda Perez
1-18-2013
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AP English
AP Essay Huck Finn
The novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was written by Mark Twain. He wrote the book to show some of the manger issues in the 1800’s. Mark Twain uses a lot of satire and irony in the story to get his point though better. Some of the issues in that time were slavery and the judgment of your race or skin color. Mark Twain shows these issues though the eyes of Huck Finn sometime children may have better heart then the elders. Throughout the novel Mark Twain uses satire to mock many different aspects of the modern world or modern life. A good example would be when satire was used throughout the idea of the family feud, The Shepardsons and Grangerfords. A pair of feuding families no one could even remember why they were fighting or hated each other so much. There is no point on fighting if one can’t remember why but they keep on going guess it runs until the end of one family. This feud is said to compare to one particular feud during the same time period between two families, the Hatfields and the McCoys. These two families had a huge feud that lasted for many years. There is a great deal of pain between both families that they can’t let go but there is no real reason of why they were fighting in the first place. The feud will go on it is a part of human nature. Mark Twain wrote about a boy, Huck Finn a young boy with a dream of freedom and adventure. Huck is under the care of Mrs. Watson who wants to teach him how life would be lived. She wants him to be modern like her but Huck is nothing like that but then he was taken from her by his father, an old drunk man that can’t live without beer in his system. Huck is so badly treated by his father that he fakes his own death to get away from his father and runs off to Jackson Island. Once on Jackson Island he meets a man, Jim a runaway slave from him town. Then they began a wonderful friendship. Mark Twain uses many different...
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