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Huckleberry Finn Analysis

Although there are several themes that are apparent in Mark Twain’s The Adventures Huckleberry Finn, there is one theme that is more distinguished throughout the course of the novel than any other. This satirical view of Twain’s is apparent through his story of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain uses satire to convey his views on the failings and evils of society by poking fun at the institutions of religion, education, and slavery. This satirical view of Twain’s is apparent through his story of Huckleberry Finn. Religion is one of the key recipients of Twain's satire throughout the novel. Huck is forced by Ms. Watson to read and learn about the important people in The Bible, and within the first pages of the book we discover Huck is not fond of the widow or her lectures. Twain uses Huck to reveal his idea that people put so much devotion into the works of long-gone ancestors of The Bible that they ignore other moral accomplishments of the present day. It is shown that religious people seem to be blind to the realities of modern civilization, and are living their lives according to old morals. This is why Huck mentions that the widow does not see any good in his works, and regardless of what Huck feels, his good deeds are not anything honorable, like biblical events, in the eyes of his elders. Huck also feels that prayer is pointless, “[Miss Watson] told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I would get it. But it warn’t so. I tried it.” (10). “I says to myself, if a body can get anything they pray for, why don’t Deacon Winn get back the money he lost on pork?…No, says I to myself, there ain’t nothing in it.…so at last I reckoned I wouldn’t worry about it anymore, but just let it go” (12). Another time where Twain’s beliefs towards religion are revealed is when Huck attends church with the Grangerfords. As Huck is sitting in the church he notices that guns are kept close by, “The men took th...

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