The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What do you learn about attitudes, beliefs, and personal qualities of the duke and king from their words and actions? In what ways is the characterization of the duke and king satiric?

Chapters 19 - 23

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On the surface these guys seem like comic relief almost harmless inept pranksters. But as we get to know them, they are rather invidious. The have no reservations about stealing money from people who need it or selling their new "friend" Jim.