The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What is Twain’s most likely intention for employing humor within this quotation?

“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.”

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Twain employs humor to depict Pap's personality and opinion of education, as well as those who've been caring for his son. This form of humor illustrates Pap's ignorance.