Read Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Pick one passage that makes you laugh out loud. Analyze the source of the humor.

The funniest passage is about an old drunkard whom a new judge decided to turn into a decent citizen. The judge took the old man to his house, gave him clean clothes, and treated him as a family member. The old man promised never to drink again, but at night he was seized with an irresistible impulse to drink liquor, and he got out and got himself drunk. At dawn, he was trying to get back into the judge’s house by the window but fell and broke his arm. After the old man was found, the judge said the old man could be corrected with a good bullet from a gun, and he did not see any other way. This passage is funny because of the inconsistency between the judge’s expectations and the real state of things.

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