Read the quotation from chapter 5 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. “Well, I'll learn her how to meddle. And looky here—you drop that school, you hear? I'll learn people to bring up a boy to put on airs over his own father and let on to be better'n what HE is.” What is Twain’s most likely intention for employing humor within this quotation? to portray Huck’s father as educated and helpful to portray Huck’s father as uneducated and ignorant to convince the reader that Huck’s father truly wants to help Huck to convince the reader that Huck’s father has the ability to be funny
NO LINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Answer

  • The passage intends to show Huck's father as uneducated and ignorant, as shown in the second answer option.

    We can arrive at this answer because:

    • The excerpt shown above is a speech by Huck's father.
    • In this passage, he shows a strong aversion to education and doesn't want Huck to go to school.
    • That's because he thinks the school will make Huck superior to him, allowing Huck to be ashamed of his father.
    • In that case, he wants Huck not to be educated, like him, so that Huck will never feel superior.

    This shows how ignorant and uneducated Huck's father is, wanting Huck to match his ignorance.

    You can find out more about Huck's father at the link below: