Human Rights And Freedom In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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In his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain depicts the setting based on where he grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. Twain uses the surrounding landscape and the river traffic to create St. Petersburg, the setting of the novel. Additionally, Twain incorporates the concept of slavery into his novel as, “Missouri was a slave state, Hannibal 's northern position resulted in a part slave/part free community” (“Mark Twain Biography”). Although some readers may challenge the view that Huck rebelled from the accepted values of southern society, Huck Finn’s journey was not intended to challenge white southern culture’s expectations; it was rather an attempt to mature his sense of human rights and freedom.
BP 1 - Call to Adventure
Huck’s “call” is his encounter with Pap after being kidnapped; this conflict is the engine that drives the plot and begins his adventure. This follows the definition of the call, because without it, he cannot be who he becomes as the novel progresses. Widow Douglas informs Pap to stay away from Huck and her property after he returns to town demanding money. However, he kidnaps Huck and brings him to a cabin on the Illinois Shore. When left alone, Huck finds a way to escape the drunk Pap by faking his death and making it resemble as if it was murder , “ I fetched the pig in… I pulled out some of my hair, and blooded the axe good” (Twain 35). This embodies the call because Huck is faced with an obstacle he needs to overcome in order to

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