Huckleberry Finn Symbolism

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A book always has its details which include the theme, symbolism, setting, the reason to why it was written, and why it is a popular book. Mark Twain wrote this book in a way that touched many people. The past was made a reality when Mark Twain describes the thoughts and actions of each character in this book. A book has a deeper meaning than just words on a page. The book that Mark Twain wrote, has identified many of these features, the book is called, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In this book, Huck and Jim ran away from their home and went on quite an adventure on the Mississippi River. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has many themes. Slavery was one of the main themes in this book. Although Mark Twain, the author, wrote this book …show more content…
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has many symbols. Huck and Jim saw the Mississippi River as an opportunity for a different life. Huck was running from a drunk and an abusive father and Jim was running away from slavery. The river was something that could separate them from everybody. At first, Huck and Jim planned on staying on Jackson’s Island, but eventually they had to leave in order to not get caught. Every time Huck and Jim would see a chance to leave, they would go for their own safety. The freedom that they were heading for was cut short when they were blinded by fog and did not go out towards the Ohio River. The Ohio River was the direction towards their destiny. The hardships that Huck and Jim confronted were difficult. The criminals that they came across was something that they had to act on so a person would not get injured. The river that they both went on was not what they expected. As Huck and Jim encountered more danger, they kept going deeper South. That was not a good sign for Jim because it was a place where slavery was seen as a necessity. Soon the Mississippi River’s symbolism changed from being a route to freedom, to hell. Some things can either change for the better or for the worst, and the Mississippi River changed for the worst. Not only can an object represent symbolism, and Huck proved that. Huck is a young boy who wants to be like others, but also wants to express his own thoughts. Huck does this by …show more content…
It is an old book that many people enjoy reading. Most people who read it are forced to, but then end up enjoying the book. The background of this book helps people extinguish that the past events have created the present. The way people act in the book is the way people of today act sometimes too. There are those weird people and the ones who are seen as outcasts. The people who are seen as outcasts are seen differently because they are different than the traditional ways. This book shows the diversity of the people. Students at school have their own cliques, which also shows the diversity among people. The diversity of people is one of the relatable topics of the book to today. The education people receive today is also different. In the United States some students are treated with disrespect because of their skin color, but those who try and are of a different race, receive the help they need and want. Jim was treated unfairly because he did not get the education he wanted. Some countries still do not have equality much like in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is a reality that sticks into people’s minds because we are aware that discrimination still exists. A book that is popular to many different types of people is a book worth reading, especially when it has its

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