On the raft, Jim and Huck can be themselves, which mainly consists of: being naked, being talkative and being free of social norms. This paradise doesn't last for very long as the Duke and king find our friends on the raft. Jim gets sold into slavery again when king sells him to go drink. On Huck's new adventure to free his friend Jim, he reunites with Tom Sawyer, who surprisingly accepts Huck's morals and helps him steal Jim in an extravagant, "by the book", way. At the end of the novel, after everything is resolved, Huck is already prepared to embark on his next adventure away from “sivilization" in the west.
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In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain illustrates prevalent themes of society in the early 1800’s, as well as in today’s society. Huckleberry Finn is the son of an abusive father and his mother is no longer alive. He decides he is going to leave “sivilization” and travel down the river. He encounters many people along the way, but the most important is Jim, a runaway slave from Huck’s hometown. Huck realizes early on that “human beings can be awful cruel to one another”(Twain174).
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