Huckleberry Finn: Escaping To Freedom

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Escaping to Freedom
Casha Trotter
Bethel University

Mark Twain
Ms. Ray

Abstract The story Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about a young boy trying to find his purpose in life. This story mostly touches on slavery and how most people viewed it. In this time Huck Finn was also going through a tough time in his young teenager life. His freedom and lifestyle was in shambles as he tried to help Jim, a slave escape. He too wanted to escape. In the event of how the story goes on Huck discovers many things about himself and Jim. Huck was devoted to escaping and so was Jim, so they both teamed up and came up with a plan only a wise man could. While Huck and Jim had many differences they both shared a lot of similarities, which
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He based his fictional works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" on his hometown. The story Adventures of Huckleberry Finn defines a story about a young boy trying to find his purpose in life. He soon finds out that his problems were way lesser than those of others. Slavery to Huck was non-existent because he felt everyone deserved freedom. He did not understand the difference between him and Jim. Jim was a slave and also a good friend of Huck. Jim formulates a plan of escape and to help with the escape was Huck. Huck and Jim also had many similarities in their situation. They even respected each other’s differences. Although, many argue that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is controversial due to racial slurs; Twain show how racism impacted his life as a young boy showing that he was against…show more content…
Even though, Jim becomes the object of Huck and Tom’s humor early in the book’s second chapter as well as several more times throughout the book (Shrum, H.M). When Huck is introduced to us, he has not yet realized the human value of Jim and treats him merely as an easily manipulated person of whom he can take advantage. Besides the numerous pranks Huck plays on Jim, Huck uses Jim as his personal fortune-teller and superstition adviser. After his dramatic escape from Pap’s cabin in the woods, Huck meets Jim on Jackson’s Island, at which time the two forge an unlikely camaraderie, though they still have yet to come to a common understanding of one another. Because a close familial relationship between a white boy and a black slave like Huck and Jim necessarily poses some major problems, the two experience a gradual progression as they grow in their understanding and realization of each other’s worth and value. Ultimately Huck and Jim come to share a unique relationship characterized by the affection and care between a father and child (Shrum,
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