Symbolism In Huck Finn Analysis

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"Call this a govment! why, just look at it and see what it's like. Here's the law a-standing ready to take a man's son away from him—a man's own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising. Yes, just as that man has got that son raised at last, and ready to go to work and begin to do suthin' for HIM and give him a rest, the law up and goes for him. And they call THAT govment!” After a couple of month kidnapping Huck and forcing to live in the woods with him, Huck’s father, Pap, one day gets extremely drunk and decides to denounce the government for their laws and its measurement of providing equality for the African American. Furthermore, he adds his rants about the government and complains about…show more content…
Twain uses symbolism in his book to disprove or overturn the traditional idea of evil being associated with skin color. From using Pap as an example, Twain is able to exemplify the worst possible scenario of a white man who is ignorant, insecure, racist, and violent. “Well, I warn't long making him understand I warn't dead. I was ever so glad to see Jim. I warn't lonesome now. I told him I warn't afraid of HIM telling the people where I was. I talked along, but he only set there and looked at me; never said nothing” After escaping from his father’s sight, Huck wanders upon on Jackson’s island and begins to explore. While Huck is exploring the island, he encounters Jim, a slave, and reacts to joy and companionship. Themes; compare and contrast In this chapter, Huck is enjoying his company with Jim and actually glad to see a familiar face for a long time. Moreover, this scene serves to highlight the contrast the role of Huck and Jim when compared. It is Huck’s first reaction is to reveal himself to others while Jim does not easily let his guards down and his nature does not grant him the leisure to do so. The theme of class segregation could be seen just analyzing each character’s reaction to one…show more content…
Inside the house, Jim witnesses a dead man and tells Huck not to look at the body. They avoid the body and searches to house and find different household items. Theme; Juxtaposition The function of the rhetorical strategies serves to remind the audience that these two characters are not entirely isolated from the outside world. Additionally, this particular incident points out some important aspect of the relationship between these two characters. While Huck is acts like a child, Jim seems to look out for Huck and protects him like a parent that Huck never had. The juxtaposition of Huck’s father and Jim shows the readers that Jim is the father Huck never

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