The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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A hackneyed expression is understood to be that one should never deliberate over religion or politics in specific social settings. Religion is and has always been a topic of serious controversy and indifference. Literature has become a major source of media in which religious sentiments are discussed. The description of one boy, Huck and his adventures allows Mark Twain the chance to convey Huck Finn’s perspective on religion to his readers. In his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses such literary devices as satire, humor, and irony throughout his work to illustrate his distaste for religion and religious practices. In various scenes in the novel, Twain illustrates his animosity towards religion, as normally serious practices are portrayed as comical. Huckleberry Finn, the main character, is either directly involved in these scenarios or otherwise a viewer and subsequent narrator of these humorous events.
Literature can be used to augment your thoughts and place it under a friendly and sharing light for which other readers can interpret and further develop their understandings. Gregg Bentley had a similar way of seeing things. He writes in this short essay,“Literature provides us with a variety of lenses by means of which to rethink the material and ideological spaces that we occupy in this world.” This is what Mark Twain illustrated in Huckleberry Finn. He used the scenes in the book to challenge the ideologies of his readers, and by challenging the…
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