Essay on The Importance of the Mississippi River

1159 Words Apr 27th, 2013 5 Pages
The role of the Mississippi River in Huck Finn In Huck Finn, what leads the whole story flow and reveal the whole adventure? It is of course the Mississippi River. In real life, river is always the kind of symbol that represents life, changes, growth, and hope, as they are constantly moving. There are always a lot of stories happened on the river. Water is in it and we cannot survive without it. River always plays an important role of human society, so does the Mississippi River in Huck Finn. The Mississippi River is a river which formed the nation. It flows right through the heart of America, brings the wealth to the country. In Huck Finn, it is the pathway to freedom, a safe home, but also leads them to adventure a lot of dangers that …show more content…
River is their pathway to freedom. This is the place they can be who they truly are, and who they want to be, which represent freedom. It provides a place for Huck and Jim to escape from the society that not accept them, and is also not accepted by them. The pathway to freedom becomes the leading part of the adventure, everything happened due the flowing 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,

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