The Use of Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

595 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 2 Pages
In a quote by Martin Luther King Jr., he states that people shouldn't be judged by their race, but in fact, by their actions. "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word" (Brainyquote). However, people still endure the same treatment these days, but of course not like how people were ridiculed in the 1800s. Similarly, people can also endure the same treatment for how they act. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, uses the literary device of satire in order to ridicule the ignorance of Americans in the late 1800s. Twain uses irony during the mishaps of Jim throughout the story to comment the clear fact that people at the time judged others by their race and not by their actions. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim's personality is a strong influence toward the personality of Huck, with Jim playing as a father figure towards him throughout the story. Although he is portrayed as generally a nice person with a kind heart, in the beginning chapters of the story, Huck's attitude toward Jim is reflected upon the views of how Americans viewed…
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