How Can Huck Finn Escape From Being Sivilized

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In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck Finn embarks on an adventure to escape from being ‘sivilized’, but at the end it is shown that Huck never actually escapes from society. It is proven that you can never escape from society and from being ‘sivilized’. In the Sculpture Ladder for Booker T. Washington by Martin T. Puryear a gleaming ladder is in front with dull, large, identical gray walls surrounding it, almost seeming to constrict the ladder. The ladder is very wavy and curvy, seeming fragile and unstable. There is a small sliver of light at the very top, where the ladder tries to reach for, but never can. The lighting in this sculpture represents what is society and what is freedom. The ladder serves as a way to escape from society as it tries to reach for the top and the surrounding dull walls represent the societal constriction on freedom. …show more content…

When you got to the table you couldn’t go right to eating, but you had to wait for the Widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals, though there warn’t really anything the matter with them…. After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and Bulrushers.” (14) Both Watson and the Widow are trying to sivilize Huck by restricting his freedoms. Huck tries to escape this restriction by escaping with Jim. Huck, during his adventure, is on the ladder trying to escape the dark and dull walls of civilization. The ladder is the way out of society, and this is like the raft that both Jim and Huck travel on, “We said there warn’t no home like a raft after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft you don’t You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” (134) The curvy ladder is shown to represent the curves in their adventure, as both Jim and Huck escape society and try to break away from being

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