A Brief Note On Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn '

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Sarah Jane Reshetiloff Mr. O’Hearn Honors British Literature 26 September 2015 Social Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterful social satire that demonstrates the awakening of a young, adventurous boy living in a culture of slavery. He uses humor and an unreliable narrator to convey social satire in the novel to reflect the flaws of society toward in the antebellum south. The novel was published in 1884, just after slavery was abolished in 1865. Needless to say, racism was prevalent and although slavery was outlawed, colored people did not have equal rights to white people. African-Americans across the country were still treated disrespectfully, beaten, and often murdered. With the outlawing of slavery in the south, racism was much more common there than in the north. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes place on the Mississippi River along Missouri and other various southern states. In the story, Huck Finn is a young boy who seeks adventures and does not wish to be civilized by the women in charge of him. He sets out on a journey to help free a slave named Jim, in a time period where slavery is legal in the south. They encounter many obstacles such as other characters, means of transportation, the possibility of getting caught, and also the war Huck is at with himself. He battles over whether he is doing the right thing. He feels that freeing Jim is morally correct but because of the society he
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