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Satire in Huck Finn In the first few chapters of Huckleberry Finn, we can see traces of satirical elements begin to emerge from within the story. The very first satirical scene occurs after Tom plays a trick on Jim, Miss Watson’s slave. Huck goes on to describe how Jim reacts to finding his hat hung on a limb above his head.
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Jim is once again satirized in chapter ten, where he is bitten after Huck places a dead snake near his blanket. Jim, being superstitious, chides Huck after he touches a snakeskin earlier in the story. Huck ignores this and places a dead snake at the foot of Jim’s blanket one night and Jim gets bitten in the foot by the dead snake’s mate.
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That all comes of my being such a fool as to not remember that whenever you leave a dead snake its mate always comes there and curls around it. Jim told me to chop off the snake’s head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it. By showing a superstitious African American in the novel who believes .that all these ludicrous treatments would help his recovery brings forth the element of satire in Twain’s novel.
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One night with Widow Douglass, she tells Huck about Moses, Huck really didn’t care about her preaching saying “Here she was a-bothering about Moses, which was no kin to her, and no use to anybody, being gone, you see…” Through Huck, Twain is able to tell the reader of the sightless faith that a civilized people presented towards religion.Through morals that have been taught to Huck he should have turned Jim in, but after contemplating he screams “All right, then,Â I’ll go to hell- and tore it up.” Even though he ignored his morals and religious teachings he does a Christ like thing by saving a human being.When Tom and Huck take off Jim’s hat and put it on the limb of a tree, Jim comes up with this elaborate superstition about witches.It ...
Another example of satire is when Huck says, “Then Miss Watson she took me in the closet and prayed, but nothing come of it.Then, people began to suspect Jim because he ran away the same day Huck was killed.But before night they changed around and judged it was done by a runaway nigger named Jim.” (Twain 56) At first, Townspeople suspect Pap, Huck’s father, the town drunk for the murder of Huck.He said he druther see the new moon over his left shoulder as much as a thousand times than take up a snake-skin in his hand.” (Twain 53) Throughout the book, handling a dead snake-skin is seen as a sign of bad luck and apparently leads Jim and Huck into all sorts of bad luck adventures.However Jim would not have a motive to kill Huck whereas Pap’...
Once Huck ran away to the island and found Jim ran away too and they discovered the dead man, who happened to be Huck’s father, Huck wanted to discuss the dead man but Jim warned him it was bad luck for them to talk about a dead man.Jim and Huck dealed with it by believing in superstition.” Huck thought Jim made sense and respected him enough not to bring it up again.Huck did not believe they would experience any bad luck because they had experienced so much good luck with finding the house with all the goods and money they came across.Huck then brought up to Jim, when he found the snake-skin the other day, Jim said it was the worst bad luck to touch snake skin.
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