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The above definition exactly applies to , for it attacked the vices of the 19th Century American society, with the intention of correcting them. Many of those vices had been witnessed by the author, who was sometimes victim of them. His life and experience provided him with much material, which is estimated at four fifths of all his writings. This proves that Mark Twain dealt with a situation that really existed and which he knew very well. He had lived in many areas, in many conditions, bad and good, had chanced his luck in printing, steamboat piloting, the army, mining, journalism, novel and essay writing, All this rich background and experience allowed him to scorn and ridicule his contemporaries’ misdeeds.

Mark Twain expressed his judgement through Huck Finn, and openly condemned that inhuman practice.

In addition, Mark Twain used Huck Finn, especially in , to attack with all his might religion, which he accused of having corrupted Huck’s innocent heart. By choosing the right side, which was wrong for religion, Huck mocked the latter and his contemporaries whom Mark twain “loathed for their Puritanism, hypocrisy, stupidity and pretensions ”


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This is the situation that Twain wanted to scorn by making Huck violate religious norms.

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The new building opened on New Year’s Day 1931 with nine of the panels in place (Benton finished the tenth later) on the four walls of the 30-by-22-foot room. America Today depicts a wide view of American life in the 1920s: city and country, industry and farming, steel workers and bankers, coal miners and doctors, black and white, boxers and lovers, a hard day’s work and wild nights of dancing, north and south. Benton painted these murals, most of which are seven and a half feet high, referring to sketched studies he had made while traveling the country in the 1920s. Fun fact: his student Jackson Pollock posed for several of the figures.

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Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to be read and analysed as a satirical work. It targeted many social strata and their way of think as well as their way of acting. To achieve this with success, Mark Twain used a twelve-year-old hero, who laughed at the corrupt society denouncing swindling, drunkenness and materialism. That hero – Huck – used his inventiveness, his quickness, his morality, his innocence and his love of adventure to ridicule not only the above mentioned vices, but also social, cultural and religious institutions.

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Before he become cover-of-Time-magazine famous as a muralist and leading light of the realist style inspired by local scenes known as Regionalism, Thomas Hart Benton’s first mural commission was a series of 10 murals for the boardroom of the New School for Social Research in New York City. Alvin Johnson, the school’s director and one of its co-founders, wanted its mission of unfettered inquiry and progressive thought to be reflected in the art and architecture as well. He commissioned Joseph Urban to design a new building in modernist International Style that stood out dramatically from the Greenwich Village town houses on West 12th Street. Benton collaborated with Urban to create murals that will flawlessly fit the walls of the third floor boardroom.

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In short, the above section pointed out one of Mark Twain’s goals notably inviting people to listen to their instinct, for conscience usually takes one away from the right. Huck’s hesitations before choosing between wrong and right, the immoral and moral, are very rich in moral lessons. Lastly, let us also point out that Huck fulfilled well his mission which was “instinctively claiming the right to call a cat a cat, oppression oppression, and the liberation of a slave an absolute need.”