Freedom In the Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass written by Fredrick Douglass, he and the rest of the slaves in 1840 had to be tricky to survive. Douglass used trickery to his advantage and made it into a positive action, freedom. Douglass went through many hardships and disturbing ordeals. He witnessed his younger brother get his head bashed in, that in it self is horrific enough. He overheard Mr. Auld, one of his masters, telling Mrs. Auld that it was unsafe to teach a slave to read (Douglass 42).
After a while the Duke and the King sell Jim saying he is a runaway slave from New Orleans. Huck decides to rescue Jim so he follows him to the house where he was sold, only to find ... ... middle of paper ... ...sions but shocking for the white society. He meets a group of slave hunters and then he discovers that telling a lie is sometimes good. Being a child the world always seems new to him, everything he finds or encounters is an occasion that makes him think. After a while, Huck returns to the town dressed as a girl to find more news.
Huck is looking for freedom from his alcoholic dad. Jim wants to have freedom from slavery. Along the way, they encounter the violence, cruelty, greed and hypocrisy of the so-called “sivilized” society. Traveling the river is in many ways a coming of age experience for Huck because it is during his travels that he is faced with the opportunity to make important choices and develop his strong moral character. Society's idea of civilization, which was ... ... middle of paper ... ...most picture the river described by the author.
He even begins to enjoy school but admittedly this may be in spite of his pap. He gets word the his pap is coming back to town so Huck Finn gives his money to Judge Thatcher because he knows that his dad will take all of it and spend it on liquor. When his dad comes demanding the money and Huck doesn’t have it he is furious. He then begins the process of going to the courts and tries to get the money back. He takes Huck to an old abandoned cabin and locks Huck up there.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, has a variety of themes throughout the book, but one prevalent theme is coming of age for Huck. The book takes us on the adventures of a young boy trying to grow up amidst many difficulties, the least of which is a father who is an alcoholic, con-artist who becomes abusive when under the influence. He teaches his son about drinking, fighting, lying and stealing. He also abandons Huck, leaving him on his own without any guidance. When he finds out Huck has money he kidnaps Huck and holds him captive.
As he becomes more and more of a friend to a runaway slave and helps him in escape his entire moral standards are challenged. But this leaves him with an invaluable lesson. Huck meets Jim as they both are running away from their lives, for different reasons. Huck and Jim head down the Mississippi. But Jim is a runaway slave and Huck is faced with a decision to help or turn Jim in.
Huck pretends as if he were Tom because the Phelps’ did not know otherwise. Eventually news comes that Jim is finally free from slavery because his slave owner, Miss Watson, was dying and freed him before she passed away. Concluding in the story, Huck decided that he will make his journey to the north and decides to leave with no single individual person knowing anything about it. Perhaps the most considered idea of the book is the issue of race. There are many critics that feel this issue is too complex for young readers, and there are some that feel that it is important for... ... middle of paper ... ...cribed the man as "a prowling, thieving, infernal, white-shirted free nigger" (Telgen 9).
Huck has just recently come under the care of his Christian foster mother, the Widow Douglas, who is working to undo his sinful ways and train him in a religious lifestyle. Now, as Huck grows in friendship with the black slave Jim, and they become mutual companions and guardians, he is faced with a moral dilemma. Should he betray Jim’s trust by turning him in to his rightful and legal owner or must he follow his gut feeling that he must help Jim to achieve his personal goal to acquire his freedom, even if this illegal cooperation and stealing of people’s property sentences Huck to an eternity in Hell. Huck thinks to himself, “I begun to get it through my head that he was most free and who was to blame for it? Why me.
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain wrote Hucklebery Finn to prove a point. Huck was an ignorant character in which was brought up in a certain way where he didn’t know right from wrong. As an ignorant child, Huck was used to prove that America was indeed naive and he had to overcome certain beliefs that he had been taught since birth. Huck ultimately saves a black man from certain death, and Twain uses these types of situations to explain in a satirical way, what growing up in the south was all about. One of the most important characters in the book was Jim, a black slave owned by Huck’s foster folks.
He ran away because she sold him, as a result he is supposed work on a plantation, but he fled. Huck promises not to betray him and that he will go through hell to keep Jim out of slavery. Some days later Huck, disguised as a girl, sneaks in the village for getting some information. While talking with a woman, he learns that both, Jim and his father are suspected for his murder. The woman tells Huck that she thinks that a slave is hiding out on Jackson Island.