The first way mark twain shows freedom is different for each person is through Jim. Throughout the book Jim is on a search for his freedom. He has been a Slave his whole life and has finally had this chance to gain his freedom. When Huck and Jim are getting close to Cairo huck shows his enthusiasm by saying “We’s safe, Huck, we’s safe! Jump up and crack yo’ heels! Dat’s de good ole Cairo at las’, I jis knows it!” (88) Jim knows he is close to being in a state that will allow him to be free from the chains of slavery. He shows this excitement as they approach their destination. Around the same time Jim tells huck about his ideas for when he is free. Huck said Jim was telling him “he would go to saving up money...and when he got enough he would buy his wife...they would both work to buy the two children”. (88) this quote shows how Jim imagines his freedom happening. Freedom for Jim means he will have his whole family out of slavery. He will be free from the chains that keep him from living his life and the social standards that keep him from being a human. …show more content…
Huck has lived on his own basically his whole life. Then the widow decides she wanted to “sivilize” him. He can 't always stand to be cooped up in a house. Huck says “it was rough living in a house all the time...so when I couldn 't stand it no longer I lit out…and was free and satisfied.” (1) Huck’s idea of freedom isn 't being civilized but being out having adventures in his rags and not having a care in the world. He enjoys being in nature. It 's the place where he feels the most free. Like when he has just escaped the feud and is back on the raft with Jim and he states “You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” (116) Huck says he is mcomfortabke and free on a raft. When he has just escaped living with “sivilized” people who are in a nasty feud. It makes him feel free to be living his own
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The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal. That is, unless you are a slave like Jim. Jim, the slave from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is a very important character. He becomes not only a good friend to the main character, Huck, but also something of a father figure to him. Jim and Huck tend to get themselves into tricky situations, but they always find a way to work through the hard times together.
The readers could also tell that Twain was against slavery when is showed Huck helping Jim out so many times. Huck risked his own life to save Jim’s life multiple times The Mississippi River truly provides the ultimate freedom. They’ve spent a lot of time on the raft to try to get to freedom which is why Mississippi River symbolizes freedom. Huck considers “civilization” to be unnatural because he doesn’t like it when people tell him what to do, how to act, and how to
In the book, it is told to us that Huck hates the life the widow makes him live. With the proper mannerisms he isn’t used to, the boring routines, my childhood wasn’t much different from his. Though I have more freedoms now, I was confined to a small house growing up. It was once in a blue moon I was ever allowed to go exploring with friends, and we never went very far even when we did.
This shows how people view Jim and the severity of his escaping. The views of slavery are so set in stone that the black boy escaping is more heinous a crime than that of a white man killing his son. Twain uses figurative language throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One example would be when he is describing a summer storm in chapter 9. Twain talks about the trees looking “dim and spider-webby,” and how when the wind blows through, it “set the branches to tossing their arms as if they was just wild.”
This quote is showing where Jim ran away from his masters home and town so that he can free himself and his family. The town is also keeping Huckleberry Finn “captive” to. Throughout the novel Twain talks about how Huckleberry Finn feels trapped in the town and how he wants to escape civilization and his father. “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me. ”(Twain 34).
(pg. 81) In this quote Huck explains his uneasiness with the idea of slaves being freed. Huck’s uneasiness displays how he has matured because he begins to think about what he believes to be right or wrong. In this particular case, Huck is bothered by Jim freeing his family because in Huck’s time society understood slaves to be property. As such, if Jim was to free his family, he would be stealing.
After leaving the feud, Huck comes back to the safety of the raft and says to Jim, “We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft” (116). For Huck, the raft is a safe and secure spot; with Jim on the raft, Huck feels protected and that he has a dependable friend. As Huck spends more time with Jim, he begins to see Jim as more human and someone he can trust.
Twain portrays Huck’s innocence and childhood when Huck decides to return to his simple, carefree life. Huck dislikes the social and cultural trappings and he found his own beliefs and values. Huck does not feel comfortable living with Widow Douglas and Ms. Watson. His motive
Throughout the rest of Huck 's journey he continues to meet people along the way that believe themselves to be good civilized people but they all contradict that in some way. The Grangerford 's are in a murdering feud with another family, the Phelps own slaves and are trying to get a reward for Jim, the townspeople that feather and tar the Duke and King without a trial, the execution of Boggs, even the Widow tells Huck not to smoke but takes snuff herself. Huck spends a large amount of time in the book pondering over how to be good and do the right things, and at the end of the book when he decides to go West and leave it all behind he has finally realized that he 's not the one that 's bad, society is. Huck heads back out into the world not for more adventure, but to get away from
Jim displays many father like characteristics towards Huck while on the river. Jim has a strong desire to keep Huck safe. During their trip Huck is approached by men who are searching for runaway slaves, and this makes him contemplate whether he should turn Jim in. Yet, Huck feels extremely guilty for even being curious on the topic and says, “S’pose you’d a done right and give Jim up; would you feel better than what you do now? No says I, I’d feel bad” (Twain 69).
To begin, Huck’s struggles within the deformed conscience of an entire society leads to his maturation. Throughout the book, Huck struggles within himself whether or not to follow his heart or to follow society’s deformed views. In one situation, Huck begins to feel guilty about helping a runaway slave, Jim, to freedom. Huck narrates, “My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever, until at last I says to it, ‘let up on me- it ain’t too late yet-
Though they have different motives for leaving their pasts, both characters feel they need to leave the life they have settled into. For Huck, he needs to escape his abusive father and confinement of the cabin. He suffers through living with his father for a while, but Huck becomes so miserable he cannot stay any longer. He even adds that “it was dreadful lonesome,” saying “[he] made up [his] mind [that he] would fix up some way to leave there” (Twain 34). In this moment, Huck determines he will not live confined to some shack in the woods, stifled by his father’s rules.
Twain does his best to deal with the conflict between society and the individual. Huck does not want to abide by society’s laws and does not want to conform in Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck is forced to be civilized in the beginning, so he leaves society for freedom and lives by his own rules but even that does not make Huck’s life easy. Huck has trouble obeying society’s rules from the start of the book. The Widow Douglas takes Huck in to try to sivilize him says Huck in the quote, “The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me”(Twain 2).
In addition, greed is yet another significant factor to Huck and Jim’s struggle throughout the novel. For example, Huck learns that the Dauphin sells Jim when a stranger says, “Well I reckon! There’s two hundred dollars’ reward on him. It’s like picking up