Entertainment and Reflect: Mark Twain’s Humor in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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- Mark Twain’s humor, spirit of rebellion, consciousness, conflict
As a famous American realistic novelist, Mark Twain’s masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn presents the vivid picture of American society in the 19th century. The novel takes it as a clue to describe the adventures along Mississippi of Huck and Jim. In this study, it has analyzed different characters of various heroes at the beginning, which can help readers understand what kind of heroes would be like in the novel. Moreover, it also contributes to reveal the major theme of the whole story. Besides, it also analyzed the characteristics of the language use, which included methods of realizing humorous effect used by Twain, such as exaggeration and irony. Just as entertainment and reflection, he has expressed his own thoughts and expectations by means of this kind of “absurd” ending.
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TY - CONF AU - Ning Li PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - Entertainment and Reflect: Mark Twain’s Humor in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 212 EP - 216 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.038 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.038 ID - Li2020 ER -