Huckleberry Finn Rhetorical Analysis

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn "Notice": "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot." This quote from the very beginning of the novel indicates that this book is classified as satire. This is a red flag to the reader that this story is not as it seems. It may seem like a child’s book, yet it manages to address larger and more complex issues like slavery and racism. The author’s writing style is very informal and colloquial. Huck uses slang throughout the book when he talks like “ain’t” and “pap” which contributes to the style of the author. The grammar and sentence structure in this quote, and throughout…show more content…
Mark Twain enhanced the readers perception of how they talked by spelling words differently and using slang like, “Deed you ain't! You never said no truer thing 'n that, you bet you.” Huckleberry Finn also makes referrences to the scenery when he travels to escape his father, “ He has to travel in his raft on the water and even says, “There was freckled places on the ground where the light sifted down through the leaves, and the freckled places swapped about a little, showing there was a little breeze up there. A couple of squirrels set on a limb and jabbered at me very friendly." The existence of slavery also gives the reader insight to the general time which was before the civil war. Slavery is legal, and it shown throughout the book like, “They said he could VOTE when he was at home. Well, that let me out. Thinks I, what is the country a-coming to? It was 'lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn't too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I'll never vote agin.” The story also takes place along the Mississippi River, especially when Jim and Huck are
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