The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1091 Words Dec 18th, 2014 5 Pages
It is a fact that all persons are born unique, but most everyone seems to follow the same rules and practices that everybody else follows too. This is because going with the crowd is uncomplicated, not requiring much effort and thinking. Despite this, there are a select few who go against these rules, out of desire and hope for something more, something better. These nonconformists stand up against things both good and bad, in an attempt to gain or eradicate something. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the nonconformist theme is portrayed through two contrasting mediums: river and land. The two discrete lives of harmony and conflict that Huck and Jim confront on both the river and land emerge from their uncivilized views and actions of nonconformity.
Being nonconformists, Huck and Jim both took risks to help better their lives, even if it meant going against the norm of society. Jim, a runaway slave, desired freedom. He did not want to accept the fact that he was going to be sold and separated from his family. Slave trading was a common happening in society during the 1830’s-40s, but Jim did not want any part of it, as he explicated, "Well, I b 'lieve you, Huck. I—I run off” (73). This statement shocked Huck, even though he himself had ran away. Similar to Jim, Huck ran away because of his lack of desire to be civilized like the rest of society, stating that he “didn 't want to go back to the widow 's any more and be so cramped up and sivilized, as they…

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