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What are example of satire in Huck FinnSatire on religion, civilization and racism

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rikbasu | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 29, 2011 at 5:42 AM via web

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What are example of satire in Huck Finn

Satire on religion, civilization and racism

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climbergirl345 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Examples of religion are how the "good Christians" described in the book all own slaves.  The Sheperdsons and Grangerfords are civil to one another only while inside the church building, although they carry their guns anyway.

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climbergirl345 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:40 AM (Answer #2)

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Examples of civilization are that Huck and Jim are only truly free when they are on the raft, away from society and its rules.  Huck thinks he will go to hell for helping Jim escape, since in society's eyes it is a horrible thing to do.

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