Your Logic Amazes Me

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Ch. 11-35 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

"It was pretty ornery preaching-all about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness; but everybody said it was a good sermon, and they all talked over it going home" (171). There was more to the sentence, but I thought this much was enough.

The irony of the subject of the sermon actually made me laugh a little, mostly because the Grangerfords had such strong feelings about it. Obviously, Huck doesn't process how ironic it is. This quote shows how human nature can be sometimes. We say that we believe (I'm not talking religion) in one thing, but it always changes. Huck doesn't understand what a feud is at first, but after watching Buck die, he most likely has a good idea what it is.

Classmates thoughts here...


Jennifer Prex said:

I laughed at that irony too. Twain really played around with making fun of the feud with this segment. One second it's "Brotherly love is great" and the next it's "Let's kill some Shepherdsons." The message was completely lost on the feuding families.

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