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Help with semi-colons Parsing “each other, however, but”

My AP English Literature and Composition Teacher was reading aloud a piece on comedy and satire:

Characters in the novels are not always morally and socially obliging to each other, however, but there is differentiation between the upstanding hero or heroine and the socially less acceptable characters.

She then proceeded to correct the punctuation preceding the "howeverhowever," stating it should be a semicolon rather than a comma; my gripe is whether or not this correction is proper. If I'm not mistaken, she believes the "however"however is intended to be used as a conjunctive adverb; however, the "however"however is immediately followed by a "but"but indicating the following phrase to be a dependent clause regardless of the howeverhowever. The "however"however seems like it's added in contrary to the preceding statement, but really, that's where I start to doubt myself.

Help would be appreciated.  

Help with semi-colons

My AP English Literature and Composition Teacher was reading aloud a piece on comedy and satire:

Characters in the novels are not always morally and socially obliging to each other, however, but there is differentiation between the upstanding hero or heroine and the socially less acceptable characters.

She then proceeded to correct the punctuation preceding the "however," stating it should be a semicolon rather than a comma; my gripe is whether or not this correction is proper. If I'm not mistaken, she believes the "however" is intended to be used as a conjunctive adverb; however, the "however" is immediately followed by a "but" indicating the following phrase to be a dependent clause regardless of the however. The "however" seems like it's added in contrary to the preceding statement, but really, that's where I start to doubt myself.

Help would be appreciated.  

Parsing “each other, however, but”

My AP English Literature and Composition Teacher was reading aloud a piece on comedy and satire:

Characters in the novels are not always morally and socially obliging to each other, however, but there is differentiation between the upstanding hero or heroine and the socially less acceptable characters.

She then proceeded to correct the punctuation preceding the however, stating it should be a semicolon rather than a comma; my gripe is whether or not this correction is proper. If I'm not mistaken, she believes the however is intended to be used as a conjunctive adverb; however, the however is immediately followed by a but indicating the following phrase to be a dependent clause regardless of the however. The however seems like it's added in contrary to the preceding statement, but really, that's where I start to doubt myself.

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Help with semi-colons

My AP English Literature and Composition Teacher was reading aloud a piece on comedy and satire:

Characters in the novels are not always morally and socially obliging to each other, however, but there is differentiation between the upstanding hero or heroine and the socially less acceptable characters.

She then proceeded to correct the punctuation preceding the "however," stating it should be a semicolon rather than a comma; my gripe is whether or not this correction is proper. If I'm not mistaken, she believes the "however" is intended to be used as a conjunctive adverb; however, the "however" is immediately followed by a "but" indicating the following phrase to be a dependent clause regardless of the however. The "however" seems like it's added in contrary to the preceding statement, but really, that's where I start to doubt myself.

Help would be appreciated.