No matter what the problem, he always goes to that monstrous body of water to solve the mess that he is in. The two friends use the river to slide away from trouble. “...Jim goes again to the raft and lets her go a-sliding down the river';(Angell 131). An example of how Huck uses the river as a safeguard is when he tells Pap he fell in the river in order to escape a great amount of abuse (31). Also, the river repre... ... middle of paper ... ...ealism that was in the world when Twain wrote the book and that same realism is still around today.
The main idea of “Big Two-Hearted River” is about Nick Adams, the main character, who returns home as solider coming back from the war. House and hillside are burnt out and abandoned. Everything has changed and looked different in a veteran’s eyes. He goes down the hill and walks along the river trying to find a good place to set up the camp. Although he feels lonely and misses his friends Hopkins and life in the army sometime, he is also enjoying getting back his freedom as a normal man.
During Huck and Jim’s journey along the Mississippi, obstacles in the form of troublesome slave hunters and scandalous royalty constantly took them off course and led them on a temporary sidetrack. Once they are able to overcome the obstacles or outrun trouble, Huck and Jim were back on the river enjoying life. Like the river, life also has many obstacles that must be overcome before one can continue down the path. THEME: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about trusting what one believes and knows is morally right. When the king and the duke sell Jim, Huck writes a letter to the Widow telling her about the whereabouts of Jim.
The Mississippi River is the ultimate symbol for freedom and proves to be a peaceful retreat during beginning stages of their journey. Huck is trying to escape his abusive father Pap, who suddenly showed up in town due to his knowledge of Huck's fortune. He is also trying to get away from Miss Watson's attempt to "sivilize" him in being a better boy. "But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of therest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before" (pg.28).
Huck throughout the book is looking for an identity that he believes he will find on his journey down the Mississippi river. "I'd go down the river fifty mile and camp in one place for good, and not have such a rough time tramping on foot. "(pg31) Why does he want to get away from his life? I think Huck's character is very independent and he has his own thoughts on where he wants to end up in life. In his old life everybody was always telling him what to do where to go how to eat and he was getting sick of it.
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.
In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Mississippi River serves as a prominent setting. Huck, a rapscallion who runs away from his dad by faking his death, and Jim, a runaway slave who previously knew Huck, meet up on Jackson’s Island via the river. To Jim, the river is a symbol of freedom and a way to learn. To Huck, the river is a symbol of his life and everything he wants. The open waters bring about bonding, fun times, and a safe house for both characters.
To Huck the river has sense of freedom. Compared to life on the shore, Huck believes the river should be his home. For his companion, the runaway slave, Jim, life is always dangerous because of the price on his head. Also there are always hidden hazards that can pop up at any time. Huck Finn, the son of the town drunkard, has had a hard time living with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson.
In Big Two Hearted River, Ernest Hemingway used his own experiences he had during the war and the issues he had when injured in the war. As soon as Nick stepped off the train the reader could feel the disappointment that Nick had and the understanding that he was a troubled soul. At the same time this was Nick’s way to treat himself by staying close to nature and the simpler things in life. No matter how happy Nick would get he would continue to have flashbacks of things he has done and friends he has lost along the way. Throughout the short story by Hemingway, Nick will continue to move through his problems from the war by camping and catch his food from the river and the reader will be able to see Nicks pain and happiness.
In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, the two main characters, Huck and Jim, find peace on the Mississippi as they spend endless nights floating down stream. Becoming civilized in society is a major theme in the novel and the Mississippi river helps Huck and Jim become uncivilized as it provides them with protection from the outside world, freedom, and adventure. The Mississippi River provides Huck and Jim protection from the civilized world around them. Miss Watson takes Huck in as a son, but Huck is not used to such restrictions: "she took me for her son, and allowed that she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time"(1). Miss Watson wants to civilize Huck by teaching him correct manners by telling him things such as: “Don’t put your feet up there, Huckleberry” and “Don’t scrunch up like that Huckleberry-set up straight” (2).