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Raj Padalia 12/01/07 Period 2 Huckleberry Finn Reading Log “Next Sunday we all went to church, about three mile, everybody a-horseback. The men took their guns along…It was pretty ornery preaching—all about brotherly love” (Twain, 109) If there was one quote in this novel, which—as Holden Caulfield would say —“killed me”, it was the quote above. Mark Twain’s main purpose, in my opinion, was that to mock or satire the American society and its people and beliefs. In the quote above, The Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords, two feuding families that mercilessly kill each other, go to church on Sunday and talk about brotherly love. This kind of irony is also portrayed in the beginning of the book, where Tom Sawyer is trying to start a bad of robbers and trying to decide a date to “rob somebody and kill some people” (Twain, 10). “Ben Rogers said he couldn’t get out much, only Sundays, and so he wanted to begin next Sunday; but all the boys said it would be wicked to do it on Sunday”(Twain, 10). By these quotes I believe that Twain is criticizing religion, particularly Christianity. I can
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