The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

identify and explain an example of dramatic irony in ch.26.

dramatic irony: a situation that involves a discrepancy between a characters perception and what the reader or audience know to be true is dramatic irony.

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"...every woman, nearly, went up to the girls, without saying a word, and kissed them, solemn, on the forehead, and then put their hand on their head, and looked up towards the sky, with the tears running down, and then busted out and went off sobbing and swabbing, and give the next woman a show. I never see anything so disgusting." -Pg. 163

Huck seriously dislikes fake and contrived people, and the act these women are putting on frustrates him to no end. Although they are weeping, Huck is actually a more sensitive and honest person.