The Theme Of Freedom In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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“The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage” In the book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain the thought of freedom becomes a overarching theme. During the book, Huck and escaped slave Jim leave town in search of freedom and later find that many paths and adventures lead them to their fate. Freedom is shown many times throughout the book and is expressed through independence, being isolated from society and being free from mental strain or free from being morally owned. The idea of freedom being a overall goal and striving to be independent without further connection from past actions or people. Freedom in the aspect of Huck throughout the book is not only freedom as a thing its freedom as a goal and striving for it. In the book Huck and his best friend Jim want to be free, Jim of course wants to be free from slavery but it’s more than that, Huck wants to have no connection with his past. Huck states in the book how he was “feverish to be so close to freedom” this quote explains how Huck was going for this goal of being free and how he didnt want to say it but people like Miss Watson and Widow Douglas were holding him back, not literally but he would always think back to them and he would be indecisive about decisions because he didn 't want to upset them. Jim was wanting to be free from everything he was just happy that he met someone like Huck that treated him equal and how he was treated like a human. Freedom not only
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