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Mark Twain Criticism Of Society

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Through most of Mark Twain’s writings, he not only evinces the inhumanity of human nature by showing the cruel representation of black men in society, he also refigured how society should represent the equality of humans. Throughout the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain critiques the different aspects of society, such as materialism, society’s expectations of white and black men, and racial hypocrisy in order to denounce the shortcomings of society and to change the mindset of society’s perspective on these aspects. Twain discusses the aspect of materialism to show that society’s materialistic nature can reveal the ignorance and society’s dependence on their wants, much more than their needs. Twain also analyzes the aspect of society’s expectations of the representation of white and black men to show that what society expects of white men to act with black men are inane and erroneous. Twain then criticizes the aspect of racial hypocrisy to show that society’s views of the segregation of white and black men and the irony of how white men are imperious to black men, are ignorant and corrupt.
In Mark Twain’s the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he criticizes society’s aspect of materialism to evince that human nature is dependent on materialistic items, such as money. Twains critique of materialism shows the ignorance of society and how society’s greed can be perceived as cruel and inhumane. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an example of where Twain critiques

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