The King and the Duke have been very interesting to say the least. Even though they try to pose as royalty, Huck is still able to tell they are regular cons. He doesn’t say anything though as he is wise enough to leave it be and not start any trouble. I do not know how Jim hasn’t realized that they are cons yet but then again he has never met any royalty or read about them either. The King and the Duke themselves are pretty clever. Putting on shows and skipping town before they get mobbed, and asking about what is going on in a town nearby to pretend to be someone’s brothers. Their purpose in the novel is how Twain is satirizing nobility. The two have definitely added a bunch of humor to the story. Especially the show they put on where the king goes around on stage wearing nothing but stripes of paint. Although, they are made out to be characters that are hated by the reader. Even Huck gets disgusted by them when they pretended they were the brothers of a dead person and almost stole his money left for the family. I’m not sure why Huck has not tried to take lead of them since he let them onto his raft. That is a dangerous move. It is such a big coincidence they ran into each other though. Mark Twain is using them to show that people, even entire towns, are able to be fooled by only two men. They support the theme of southern romanticism by being able to fool crowds of people very easily.