Huck knows this is wrong, but does it anyway, he decides to help a slave name Jim escape and try to help him reunite with his family again, by doing this he knows he is going to get in trouble if he gets caught. Once he runs away from his father, Huck lives on a river with Jim. The river symbolizes freedom, and it becomes symbolic of Huck's journey to discover his natural virtue. In Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author develops Huck's conscience and morality through the characters
“Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” Andy Dufresne, the protagonist of Frank Darabont’s Shawshank Redemption, delivers these words in a hand-written letter to his best friend Red, predicting that Red would read the letter after escaping prison one day. Having spent nearly two decades behind metal bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Dufresne had every reason in the world to relinquish any hope he possessed and submit to the conformity of Shawshank prison. He did not, however.
The friendship they developed on the river and through their adventure causes Huck to be more concerned for Jim’s safety than society’s need to keep Jim captive. Huck, therefore, sees Jim as his friend and ignores society’s expectations to treat him less than human. After tearing up the letter he writes to Miss Watson, Huck “... studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’” (214). Huck realizes that Jim is in need of assistance so he decides to do what is morally correct, which is to help Jim escape. Huck decides to act on his morals rather than be held captive by society; Huck believes that he has to act in the best interest of Jim and does not consider what society believes is acceptable behavior.
He now has to decide whether to keep his words and set his friend free from the bondage of slavery or to follow the stereotypes based on a person’s color or ethnicity and turn him in. He faces a dilemma since he can’t figure out whether to follow the moral standards set by the society wherein he should not deprive a family of their slave or his own set of standards formed during his life on the raft which would value a person’s individuality and place his freedom above everything else. Huck finds the guts to shun the social conventions and set Jim free by not turning him in which shows that he has now become very strong morally and has a conscience like no one else’s free from all the hypocrisies and cruelty of the world. "I'll go to hell". This line shows that Huckleberry Finn has finally found his own footing and does not care about the rules set for him by the society.
Everyone 's dream is to live without being told what to do, to go places without any rules, and to be able to live their life. Throughout Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim do not always have the privilege of freedom. As they enter on to Jackson 's Island, they are able to escape the dangers of the world that they are running from. Additionally, they discover a raft and become in control of their actions, which then allows them to have freedom they long for. Finally, they make it to the Mississippi River, which carries Jim and Huck through the rest of their physical and spiritual journey, where they become free at last.
Some of the guys think nothing of it to try their hand at surfing the torpedoes once they are in a rapid. What is more, you experience true peace of mind, knowing that your life is in the capable hands of rafter guides who have 5 years experience if not more in whitewater rafting. One thing you need to remember if you are adventurous enough to tackle Rafting Rogue River excursions would be to bring your shades along. Guard against bring Billabong or Ray Bans with you as you never know when you’ll go through a wild and unexpected water pothole that will leave you hanging on for dear life while your glasses go down under. In addition, ensure you bring along a good quality polyester or neoprene guard type shirt with some quality shorts.
Jim, a runaway slave, is the most influential individual when it comes to Huck’s moral development. During most of the novel Huck spends his time with Jim on the raft as the journey towards Cairo. An incident, during their journey that displays Huck’s moral growth is during the fog episode, in which Huck’s canoe is separated from the raft. When Huck is able to find the raft, he finds Jim asleep and decides it is best to keep this incident a secret. However, as Jim wakes up, he tells Huck how relieved he is to see him and how he was glad that “[He]
Since Huck’s intent is to help the family’s well being--in spite not benefiting himself--his actions are moral. However, other instances throughout the novel show that honesty does not always result in morality. Towards the end of the book, Huck debates over the decision on whether to turn in Jim to Miss Watson, until at one point he makes up his mind. “I got a piece of paper and a pencil, all glad and excited, and set down and wrote: Miss Watson your runaway nigger Jim is down here two miles below Pikesville and Mr. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. Huck Finn.” (Twain 222) Huck wants to
The raft acts as Huck’s escape from society as it is isolated from society and its views and is the reason Huck is able to see Jim as a real person. When Huck is in society, he is surrounded by racism. The raft is the place where there is just Huck and Jim and Huck is able to interact with Jim with out the pressures of society. The enormous change in Huck is due to his isolation from society. When he is on the river, he is able to think freely and do what he believes is right.
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