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Twain's Views in "Huckleberry Finn"
An analysis of "Huckleberry Finn" as reflective of Mark Twain's perspective on America's growing industrialism.
# 124378 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. After 1865) , Literature (American)

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This essay provides an analysis of Huckleberry Finn's attitude toward civilized society and how that attitude might be reflective of author Mark Twain in his immortal work, "Huckleberry Finn". The often hypocritical values of society during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age are cited as reasons why Twain may have held such an opinion.

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"After reading "Huckleberry Finn", there is little doubt that Mark Twain looked upon America's growing industrialism and the evils that attended the Gilded Age with disdain. As noted in "American Realism", the Civil War reinforced the victory of northern industrialism over southern plantation agriculture and America was suddenly awash in 'gilding' entrepreneurs of all stripes; carpetbaggers, oil and railroad and publishing barons, mail-order hucksters, traveling salesman, street peddlers and con-men. Because of his view, Twain pits a teenage boy, Huck Finn, against an army of con-men..."

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