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Huckleberry Finn Symbolism Essay

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In the Book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn There are many Symbols but main one is That the Mississippi River Represents Freedom. In the book Huck and Jim take off in a raft to escape two horrible people called the king and the duke. Huck then says “So, in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and nobody to bother us.” The Mississippi River seems to give Huck and Jim more freedom from the horrible society and the people in it. The Ending of book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is very controversial because the ending seems to stand against everything the book has taught. In the book Huck Wants to save Jim at Tom Sawyer's Aunt’s farm. So he meets Tom and hatches a simple plan but Tom shoots it down and makes a new plan that's more Adventurous. This plan treats Huck and Jim very poorly by have rats and snakes being thrown into the place where Jim was kept.…show more content…
In the book Huck met 2 people who said they were a king and a duke. They were actually just con men who scammed people out of their money. Eventually they were caught and then they were tarred and feathered Huck then said “I knowed it was the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers,-Well it made me sick to see it; and i was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals,” (342). Huck is the only person to actually see most of their crimes but he actually feels bad for them. This seems to go against everything Huck has been taught; that people who steal and lie should be punished. Huck even goes to say himself that a person’s conscience can lead people astray. “It don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway” (343) The media always paints a person's conscience as a good force inside of you, but in actuality it can most certainly be an evil
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