Essay on The Importance of the Mississippi River
Their pathway to freedom also brings them into a lot of dilemmas and dangers. When they want to escape, the river is the best place. They are joined by two frauds,
“duke” and the “King”, who did a lot of horrible acts of trickery and involve Huck and Jim in those acts. After returning to their draft, Huck says:
“I was power glad to get away from the feuds, and so was Jim to get away from the swamp. We said there wasn’t no home like a raft after all. Other places do seem cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and comfortable on a raft”(107).
Huck’s life is free but surrounded by the unknown and uncertain, just like the river drifting. The Mississippi River brings them to freedom, but also leads them to the dangers and what they are trying to escape. But the river is like a safe home for them at least, because no matter what bad things happened. It all happened at the towns along the river. Every time they came back to the river, they came back to freedom. The river offers them not only freedom, but also safety,