Examples Of Archetypes In Huckleberry Finn

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In literature, an archetype is a character whose actions represent a certain type of person or a reoccurring symbol. Every one person has their own archetype that they can relate to, which forms personalities and certain behaviors. In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, modern archetypes can be applied to Huck as the seeker and Jim as the caregiver. Hucks behavior can relate to the modern archetype known as the seeker. The seeker is someone who wants to search for a better life and flee from their problems that they face. The seeker wants independence. In the beginning of the novel, it is clear that Huck is a poor white boy who has not had the best childhood. His dad is a drunk and leaves for months at a time, which is why Huck
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