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.
Society's idea of civilization, which was ... ... middle of paper ... ...most picture the river described by the author. In reading this, you can sense the flowing of the river and the peaceful sounds that were outlined. Escape and freedom are illusions., "No matter where you try to run from yourself, there you are." Huck and Jim are trying to reach freedom, but, ironically, end up traveling down the river toward slavery. This not only outlines the calmness of nature but the ability for freedom.
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).
You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” Huck said this after he and Jim escaped from the troublesome feud between the Grangerfords and the Sheperdsons. The raft represents to Huck an escape from the troublesome and sick society in the outside world. The raft also represents live itself as it floats along the river. Along with the raft, the river represents the path of life and how it can turn in many unexpected ways and how obstacles can get in the way of things at any time. 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.
For Huck and Jim, the river is a place for freedom and adventure. Mark Twain uses the Mississippi River to symbolize freedom, adventure, and comfort. For Jim he has nothing else to lose. He runs away from Widow Douglas's house because he finds out that she is going to sell him off to a plantation in the South. .
He is one of her slaves and does whatever she tells him to do. Once they ... ... middle of paper ... ...emaining close to the river, they always have an outlet incase something goes wrong. The Duke and Dauphin lead Huck and Jim on various adventures, from scams such as the Royal Nonesuch to pretending to be the long lost Wilkes brothers. The plans for these adventures are made at night when they are floating down the Mississippi River on the raft. This shows that the Mississippi River provides an outlet for adventure for Huck and Jim.
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.
While traveling down the Mississippi upon the raft, Huck and Jim's sense of freedom subordinated all others. Jim was a "runaway nigger" (Mark Twain, pg. 89) running from the law, yet he was free, while on the raft, to live and think as any white man. According to the rest of society, Huck was dead, murdered and thrown into the Mississippi; but on the raft he was alive. Both lived an idyllic life on the raft and as Huck put it, "...it's lovely to live on a raft" (Ibid., pg.
As they were escaping from the civilized world, they take refuge in the Jackson’s Island, on the Mississippi river. Huck is running away from a bad father and Jim has leaved Miss Watson because he didn’t want to be sold to New Orleans. Soon after joining Jim on the island, Huck begins to realize that Jim has more talents and intelligence than Huck has been aware of. Jim knows "all kinds of signs" about the future, people's personalities, and weather forecasting. Huck finds this kind of information necessary as he and Jim drift down the Mississippi on a raft.
He took a canoe downstream and once he arose, “there was Jackson Island” (42). This marks his first point of freedom now that Huck is successfully on his own. Jim, on the other hand, runs away before Mrs. Watson is able to sell him, separating him from his family. Similarly to Huck, when Jim hears the rumors he runs away to Jackson Island. When the island becomes unsafe, they set out on a raft down the Mississippi River.