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Societal Satire in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Summary: On the surface, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is a fun adventure story of Huckleberry Finn's trip down the Mississippi River. But the book's key themes are its satire of American society of the 19th century and the cruelty of human nature.
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is, on the outside, just that: an adventure story of a boy who runs away and rafts down the Mississippi River. But this American classic is not just a boy's adventure story. It is a satire of society and of the cruelty of human nature. The main character Huck Finn is a naïve character used by Mark Twain to create this satire. Huckleberry Finn, often referred to as Huck, has been raised in part by each side of society, the respectable and the unrespectable. Huck's father is a criminal, and a drunk, who taught him to lie and steal. He has also experienced life in the house of the Widow Douglass who tried to teach him to be a respectful member of society by forcing him to dress nice, go to church, and educating...

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