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Foreshadowing In Huck Finn

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This is the climax of the novel, in which many of the underlying themes are made clear. Huck’s morals overcome his fear for punishment, and he is determined to help Jim even if he has to go to hell for it. Furthermore, Jim is a runaway slave, and in the context of the story, helping a runaway slave, albeit one that was sold and has a new owner, would be almost traitorous to Huck’s community. Another revelation is that Huck has transcended the racial constructs of the time, recognizing Jim’s humanity and considering him someone worth rescuing at great personal risk. In this scene, Huck finally breaks the restraints of society, and indeed, his environment, by ignoring all societal and theological constructs and instead choosing what is right by his conscience.…show more content…
Twain foreshadows that Huck may go to other extreme measures to help Jim to freedom in the future, and indicates that the novel will take another twist in its closing. This also contributes to the sense that Huck is nearing desperation to help get Jim out of his
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